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Three thousand years of longing [videorecording] / Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures presents in association with Filmnation Entertainment, Elevate Production Finance, Sunac ; written by George Miller & Augusta Gore ; produced by Doug Mitchell, George Miller ; directed by George Miller.

Miller, George, 1945- (screenwriter,, film producer,, film director.). Mitchell, Doug, (film producer.). Gore, Augusta, (screenwriter.). Seale, John, 1942- (cinematographer.). Swinton, Tilda, (actor.). Elba, Idris, (actor.). Thunderbolt, Pia, (actor.). Ozturk, Berk, (actor.). Moisset, Anthony, (actor.). Browne, Alyla, (actor.). Bertoni, Peter, (actor.). MacKessy, Lianne, (actor.). Junkie XL, 1967- (composer (expression).). Byatt, A. S. (Antonia Susan), 1936- Motion picture adaptation of (work): Djinn in the nightingale's eye. (Added Author). Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (1992- ), (production company.). Kennedy Miller Mitchell (Firm), (production company.). FilmNation Entertainment (Firm), (production company.). Elevate Production Finance, (production company.). Sunac (Firm), (production company.). Warner Bros. Entertainment, (publisher.). Tilda Swinton, Idris Elba, Pia Thunderbolt, Berk Ozturk, Anthony Moisset, Alyla Browne, Peter Bertoni, Lianne MacKessy. (Cast).


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.

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (108 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : MGM ; [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2022.
Based upon the short story "The djinn in the nightingale's eye" by A.S. Byatt.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, John Seale ; music by Tom Holkenborg.
Participant or Performer Note:
Tilda Swinton, Idris Elba, Pia Thunderbolt, Berk Ozturk, Anthony Moisset, Alyla Browne, Peter Bertoni, Lianne MacKessy.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: R; for some sexual content, graphic nudity and brief violence.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, wide screen, NTSC; Dolby digital 5.1; described video.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
For private home use only.
Language Note:
English dialogue; Spanish subtitles; English subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH); described video.
Subject: Women scholars > Drama.
Jinn > Drama.
Wishes > Drama.
Tales > Drama.
Genre: Fantasy films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Romance films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.

Available copies

  • 20 of 39 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Fontana Regional Library.


  • 10 current holds with 39 total copies.
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