Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022)

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While attending a conference in Istanbul, Dr. Alithea Binnie happens to encounter a djinn 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’s 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’s beguiled and makes a wish that surprises them both.

Fantasy often tends to favor stories of the young. In Three Thousand Years of Longing, however, we get what could only be referred to as modern and adult Arabian Knights. There’s a surprising level of maturity in this special-effects-heavy narrative which finds more than just theatrics to dazzle the audience....Read more