‘Three Thousand Years of Longing’ Review: George Miller’s Wishy-Washy Fantasy Has Serious Story Problems

In the brain-tickling eyesore that is “Three Thousand Years of Longing,” Tilda Swinton plays a narratologist, which is to say, someone who studies stories. Her character, Dr. Alithea Binnie, thinks…

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In the brain-tickling eyesore that is “Three Thousand Years of Longing,” Tilda Swinton plays a narratologist, which is to say, someone who studies stories. Her character, Dr. Alithea Binnie, thinks…

attempts to crack the all-encompassing formula for story, the way Albert Einstein did for theoretical physics.That’s an awful lot for any filmmaker to bite off, but then, this is George Miller we’re talking about, and where else does one go after making the ne plus ultra of action movies, “Mad Max: Fury Road”? Many will describe “Three Thousand Years of Longing” as a relatively small project for such a creatively ambitious director, who also made penguins dance (“Happy Feet”) and pigs talk (“Babe”). Perhaps it is, though this unconventional romance — adapted from A.S. Byatt’s “The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye” and told by Swinton’s character — spans two continents, three millennia and myriad languages, trying to fashion an utterly original love story from the recycled clichés of everything that has come before.

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