George Miller’s “Longing” Set For Cannes

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Marking his first directorial effort since “Mad Max: Fury Road” in 2015, filmmaker George Miller finally returns with the much-anticipated fantasy-romance-drama “Three Thousand Years Of Longing.”

Today comes the news that the dialogue-driven Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton-led film will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

The $60 million budget film revolves around the encounter in a hotel room in Istanbul between a scholar and a djinn who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom. Their conversation leads to neither consequence would have been expected.

MGM will distribute via its United Artists Releasing label in North America.

Source: Variety

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