Three Thousand Years of Longing — Life, Love, and the Art of Storytelling

An Adventure for Romantic Fantasy Movie Lovers

6 min readAug 28, 2022

Three Thousand Years of Longing

“You are a born storyteller… You had the sense to see you were caught in a story, and the sense to see that you could change it to another one.” ~ A.S. Byatt, The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye

I discovered Three Thousand Years of Longing is based on the book The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eyes by A.S. Byatt. I learned this when I read Joy B. and Kay Barrett’s movie review.

I would love to go to the south of France like Kay did, where she watched Three Thousand Years of Longing! What an exciting adventure that must have been.

Cannes is on my bucket list. Maybe I will make enough from writing to go before I’m as old a djinn!

Speaking of djinn…

I didn’t know djinn meant genie before this movie. I learned a lot from watching Three Thousand Years of Longing!

At first, the movie reminded me of what a trip on Ayahuasca, LSD, or magic mushrooms might be like. I’ve never done those things, but I have heard plenty of people talk about their trippy experiences with psychedelics and hallucinogenic substances. It’s a wild trip. If I had to summarize the movie in one word, it would be trip.

Trip: an act of going to a place and returning; a journey or excursion, especially for pleasure.

Trip: an intense visionary experience undergone by a person who has taken a psychedelic drug (such as LSD).


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