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Why you need to watch the film

George Miller does not shoot often, but immediately top. And so, in the intervals between “Mad Max” and the mad “Furiosa”, he shot a fairy tale, a phantasmagoria, “1000 and 1 Night” with the inimitable Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba. The film will be released in Ukrainian distribution and with Ukrainian dubbing in October. Focus explains why you should watch the new movie “Three Thousand Years of Wishes”.

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British linguist Alithea flies from London to Istanbul. She has a profession that is now fashionable – a narratologist, she searches for and compares narratives (plots that repeat themselves in different situations and influence the course of events, and sometimes even shape them). Alithea gives a lecture, during which she has visions, as if characters from other worlds are seeping in. And then, somewhere in the wilds of the local market, he buys a trinket, a Bulbul vessel of unusual coloring. From where the genie will “hatch” over time.

The genie really wants, is in a hurry to fulfill the three wishes of the lady – in order to get to her gods. But Alithea is not so simple – she needs a story of a genie.

Next, we are waiting for a fascinating acting game and stories from ancient times. Genie was not lucky with women, he was often imprisoned in a vessel, but he still could not collect three wishes. King Solomon himself was the first to imprison the genie in a vial.

Then a long and rather intriguing part concerns the Turkish Magnificent Age. George Miller stood the historically correct backdrop. Sultan Murad IV and his brother Ibrahim are real historical figures, Murad was really a cruel tyrant, and Ibrahim was a little insane, which as a result saved him from death at the hands of his brother.

Many curious events take place against this background . The sultan's son's concubine frees the genie and with two wishes finds her cherished love. However, in the charm of passion, he does not take into account the cruel reality at all and dies as a result of palace intrigues. The genie is left with one unfulfilled wish and invisible to the rest of the people. That's where the challenge lies.

But we will not reveal the plot, one thing is clear – the genie did not solve the problem. And then, 400 years later, when it went to a learned feminist of the 19th century, he didn’t decide again.

Each story (and Alithea will tell her own) is a love story and unexpected consequences, tragic, as a rule.

That's how the genie lived – sometimes locked up, sometimes trying to fulfill wishes for 3 thousand years. Until I met the red-haired heroine Tilda Swinton. What an actress! Even for her alone, you need to watch a movie.

Why watch the film

Why you need to watch the film

Why watch the film

Why you need to watch the film

Why watch the film

Why you need to watch the film

Why watch the film

Why you need to watch the film

Why watch the film

Why you need to watch the film

Why watch the film

Why you need to watch the film

Why watch the film

Why you need to watch the film

Why watch the film

Why you need to watch the film

“Three Thousand Years of Desires” I can give it a solid 7 out of 10. This is an unusual movie in terms of genre, it's a film that entertains, but makes you think, takes you away from reality, but tells about life in a strange way. A movie that is not like all other movies.

In general, the ratings of viewers in the world are fairly consistent:

  • IMDb: 6.80
  • Kinopoisk: 7.0
  • Rotten Tomatoes: critics 71%, viewers 73%

P.S. and SPOILER. “Three Thousand Years of Wishes” has excellent CGI. There is not much of it, but it is very original and exactly to the point. Either a spider falls out of a person, or three weighty book volumes are hidden in … a perfume bottle. Unusually fresh. And it asks for viewing on the big screen.