Would you like to see a movie where Tilda Swinton frees a genie, and that genie is played by Idris Elba with little pointy elf ears? Of course you would! You are human, right?
Well, good news, because Three thousand years of longing, which opens in theaters this week, has all of that and more. Directed by George Miller, the mad genius who brought you the mad max Franchise: This dark fantasy is an adaptation of a 1994 short story, “The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye,” by AS Byatt. Tilda Swinton plays a teacher who occasionally suffers from hallucinations. Those visions start to make a lot more sense when she frees a djinn from an ancient bottle and hears all about her life story.
It’s sure to be a gripping and entertaining watch, so here’s what you need to know about where to watch. Three thousand years of longing and when to wait Three thousand years of longing be available to transmit.
WHERE TO SEE THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING:
Right now the only place to look Three thousand years of longing is in a cinema. Three thousand years of longing opened in theaters in the US on Friday, August 26. (It was brought forward from its original release date, August 31.) You can find a screening near you through Fandango.
After the theatrical release of the film, you will be able to purchase Three thousand years of longing on digital platforms like Amazon Prime, Vudu, iTunes and more.
WHEN THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING BE IN STREAMING?
A digital release date for Three thousand years of longing It hasn’t been announced yet, and it’s hard to predict when the movie will be available to rent on demand.
Three thousand years of longing is an MGM/United Artists release, and unlike other movie studios during the pandemic, MGM has not had a consistent digital release strategy for its films. For example, Cyrano was released on digital platforms after only a week and a half in theaters. Other movies like licorice pizzait took more than four months to be published in digital format.
Given that, our best guess is that Three thousand years of longing it will stay in theaters exclusively for at least 45 days, a window many studios are now adhering to. For that timeline, you probably can’t see Three thousand years of longing at home through mid-October 2022. Once the film hits digital, you’ll be able to rent it on Amazon Prime, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu and more.
Keep in mind that this is all guesswork – take these estimates with a grain of salt.
WILL THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING BE ON HBO MAX?
Nope. Three thousand years of longing it’s not a Warner Bros. movie and therefore won’t be streaming on HBO Max when it opens in theaters. More than that, HBO Max will no longer stream theatrical movies in 2022. Last year, Warner Media opted to simultaneously launch its streaming movie slate, meaning HBO Max subscribers could watch movies like Matrix Resurrections at home. This year, however, Warner Bros. theatrical films will run for 45 days in theaters only before moving to HBO Max.
IT IS THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING ON NETFLIX?
Nope. Three thousand years of longing It’s not on Netflix and probably won’t be on Netflix anytime soon. If you want to see Idria Elba with elf ears as soon as possible, your best option right now is to go see Three thousand years of longing in a cinema.