Dreamy! On-Air Film Review of ‘Three Thousand Years of Longing’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Dan Baker on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on August 25th, reviewing “Three Thousand Years of Longing,” a magic lamp three wishes story for the ages. The film is in theaters beginning August 26th.

Tilda Swinton portrays Alithea Binnie, a narrative-ologist, meaning a scholar who analyzes what makes stories work. She lives by choice a solitary life, but it not unhappy. When she begins to have visions at a story conference in Istanbul, it culminates in the purchase of a ancient glass bottle. In her hotel room the bottle explodes, and out pops a Djinn (Idris Elba) … or male Genie … and he grants her the requisite three wishes. What happens next is what neither of them expected, as Ali-thea naturally wants to hear the Djinn’s story.

Three Thousand Years of Longing
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Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com reviewed “Three Thousand Years of Longing” during the Morning Mess with Dan Baker on WBGR-FM, Monroe, Wisconsin, August 25th, 2022 …

“Three Thousand Years of Longing” opens in theaters on August 26th. Featuringilda Swinton, Idris Elba, Pia Thunderbolt, Aamito Lagum and Peter Bertoni. Screenplay adapted by George Miller and Augusta Gore. Directed by George Miller. Rated “R”

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