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Not suitable under 15; parental guidance to 15 (adult themes, nudity and sex scenes)
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|Children under 15||Not suitable due to adult themes, nudity and sex scenes.|
|Children aged 15||Parental guidance recommended due to adult themes, nudity and sex scenes.|
|Children over the age of 15||Ok for this age group.|
This section contains details about the movie, including its classification by the Australian Government Classification Board and the associated consumer advice lines.
|Name of movie:||Three Thousand Years of Longing|
|Consumer advice lines:||Nudity, sex, violence and occasional coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Alithea (Tilda Swinton) is seemingly content with her life as a literary scholar, living in London, unattached and free to follow her intellectual pursuits. Her life is changed considerably, however, when she attends an academic conference in Istanbul. Back in her hotel room, a bottle Alithea bought at the Grand Bazaar appears to jump out of her hands and a mighty Djinn (Idris Elba) appears. The Djinn offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom but Alithea needs time to decide what she really wishes for. During the time spent together, the Djinn tells Alithea the story of his life and the love affairs he has had, including with the Queen of Sheba.
Alithea discovers that she shares a love of stories with the Djinn and together they explore the deepest desires of human beings. The stories expand over three thousand years of his life, including a period in the Ottoman Empire. The Djinn describes the wars and intrigues of the Ottoman Emperors in order to hold on to power. During these conversations, Alithea realises that she has never felt the passionate love that the Djinn has felt on several occasions and this becomes her first wish.
Children and adolescents may react adversely at different ages to themes of crime, suicide, drug and alcohol dependence, death, serious illness, family breakdown, death or separation from a parent, animal distress or cruelty to animals, children as victims, natural disasters and racism. Occasionally reviews may also signal themes that some parents may simply wish to know about.
Love and desire; Power imbalances in relationships; Abuse of power; Fantasy.
Research shows that children are at risk of learning that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution when violence is glamourised, performed by an attractive hero, successful, has few real life consequences, is set in a comic context and / or is mostly perpetrated by male characters with female victims, or by one race against another.
Repeated exposure to violent content can reinforce the message that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution. Repeated exposure also increases the risks that children will become desensitised to the use of violence in real life or develop an exaggerated view about the prevalence and likelihood of violence in their own world.
There is some violence in this movie, including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children under the age of five, including the following:
Children aged five to eight will also be frightened by scary visual images and will also be disturbed by depictions of the death of a parent, a child abandoned or separated from parents, children or animals being hurt or threatened and / or natural disasters.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes and scary visual images, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged five to eight, including the following:
Children aged eight to thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic threats and dangers, violence or threat of violence and / or stories in which children are hurt or threatened.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged eight to thirteen, including the following:
Children over the age of thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic physical harm or threats, molestation or sexual assault and / or threats from aliens or the occult.
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Three Thousand Years of Longing is a fantasy drama based on the short story, The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye by A.S Byatt. The story in the film is told in narrative style, with the emphasis on the importance of storytelling. The scenery is quite spectacular; however, the sudden juxtaposition of scenes can be somewhat confusing, losing the depth and meaning of the film. Parents need to know that this is an adult fairy tale and not a modern version of Aladdin, despite the three wishes premise.
The main messages from this movie are that a good relationship should be about love and respect, without losing one’s identity and sense of self; and that if you set someone you love free, they will return to you if they truly love you.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as:
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