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First Trailer for ‘Three Thousand Years of Longing’ Releases Online as the Film Debuts at Cannes

The first trailer for George Miller‘s latest film, Three Thousand Years of Longing, has released online. It opened earlier today at the Cannes International Film Festival with much critical acclaim, receiving one of their standing ovations in the process.

Written by Miller and Augusta Gore, based on the short story The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye by A.S. Byatt, the movie stars Tilda Swinton, Idris Elba, Aamito Lagum, Burcu Göldegar, and Matteo Bocelli.

Its plot synopsis, from Production Weekly, reads “A scholar, content with life, encounters a Djinn who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom. Their conversation, in a hotel room in Istanbul, leads to consequences neither would have expected.”

You can watch the trailer below and see the movie in theatres on August 31st:


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Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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