THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING (Sydney)
Date 7 September 2022
TimeArrivals5:30 pmProgram commences6:30 pm
Location RITZ Cinemas 45 St Pauls St Randwick, NSW
Join AACTA for our exclusive member screening of George Miller’s THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING, followed by a Q&A with the legendary cinematographer John Seale (THE ENGLISH PATIENT, RAIN MAN, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD), in conversation with director David Michôd. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from one of the world’s best cinematographers, in this his last ever film. Exclusive and complimentary to AACTA members and their guests.
The film stars Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton, and is written by George Miller and Augusta Gore, and is directed by George Miller.
Dr Alithea Binnie (Tilda Swinton) is an academic - content with life and a creature of reason. While in Istanbul attending a conference, she happens to encounter a Djinn (Idris Elba) who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom.
This presents two problems. First, she doubts that he’s real and second, because she is a scholar of story and mythology, she knows all the cautionary tales of wishes gone wrong. The Djinn pleads his case by telling her fantastical stories of his past. Eventually she is beguiled and makes a wish that surprises them both.
You can view the trailer here: