Idris Elba Grants Tilda Swinton 3 Wishes in Three Thousand Years of Longing

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The award-winning actress is starring in Three Thousand Years of Longing, a George Miller adaptation of the 1994 short story “The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye” by A.S. Byatt.

Idris Elba as genie Djinn grants Tilda Swinton as British professor Alithea Binnie three wishes in exchange for his freedomIdris Elba as genie Djinn grants Tilda Swinton as British professor Alithea Binnie three wishes in exchange for his freedom (Credit: United Artists Releasing)

The dark fantasy comedy-drama movie follows a scholar named Alithea Binnie, played by Tilda Swinton, on a trip to Istanbul, where she encounters a Djinn (Idris Elba), who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom.

Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton star in Three Thousand Years of LongingIdris Elba and Tilda Swinton star in Three Thousand Years of Longing (Credit: MGM / YouTube)

The film had its world premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival on Friday, and it’s scheduled to be released in the US on August 31.

For the event, Tilda kept things classy in a Chanel Fall/Winter 2022 navy-blue dress featuring a neckline embellished with sparkling blue sequins and crystals.

It perfectly clung to her curves with its trumpet silhouette, long sleeves, and floor-length fluted hem.

Tilda Swinton attends the Cannes Film Festival premiere of her latest movie, Three Thousand Years of LongingTilda Swinton attends the Cannes Film Festival premiere of her latest movie, Three Thousand Years of Longing (Credit: Simon Comi / IPA / INSTARimages)

Opting for a head-to-toe Chanel look, the Doctor Strange star styled with Chanel High Jewelry, which included an edgy earring and a diamond ring.

She also opted for a pair of classic black suede pointed-toe pumps from the French luxury fashion house to complete her elegant look.

Tilda Swinton looks elegant in a navy blue Chanel dress with a crystal-embellished necklineTilda Swinton looks elegant in a navy blue Chanel dress with a crystal-embellished neckline (Credit: ABACA / INSTARimages)

Beauty-wise, the 61-year-old actress wore her signature blonde undercut mohawk hairstyle and sported minimal makeup with a pop of red lipstick.

She looked naturally beautiful with light blush and a hint of shimmer on her eyelids.

Tilda Swinton wears her signature blonde mohawk hairstyle and sports minimal makeup with red lipstickTilda Swinton wears her signature blonde mohawk hairstyle and sports minimal makeup with red lipstick (Credit: Manuele Mangiarotti / IPA / INSTARimages)

The next day, Swinton opted for a more casual look as she attended the photocall for her latest movie.

She wore an oversized light blue Alaia shirt dress that features a buttoned front, a collar, and long sleeves.

Tilda Swinton opts for a casual shirt dress from Alaia at the photocall for Three Thousand Years of LongingTilda Swinton opts for a casual shirt dress from Alaia at the photocall for Three Thousand Years of Longing (Credit: IPA / INSTARimages)

Underneath, the British actress wore a pair of white pants. She finished her casual yet refined look with Alaia fringe leather flat sandals decorated with studded fringe accents.

Tilda Swinton completes her chic laidback look with Alaia studded fringe flat sandalsTilda Swinton completes her chic laidback look with Alaia studded fringe flat sandals (Credit: IPA / INSTARimages)

They are made in Italy from suede material and feature a thong toe strap, fringes, silver-tone studs, and adjustable ankle straps.

Alaia Fringe Leather Sandals, $1,250 at Saks Fifth Avenue

These Alaia flat sandals feature studded fringes along the t-strapThese Alaia flat sandals feature studded fringes along the t-strap

Later in the day, Honor Swinton Byrne’s mom attended the premiere of Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu’s drama film R.M.N, set in a multiethnic village in Transylvania.

The Academy Award-winning actress wore another laidback look: a white shirt dress from Alaia’s Fall 2022 collection.

Tilda Swinton attends the R.M.N. premiere in Alaia mermaid shirt dressTilda Swinton attends the R.M.N. premiere in Alaia mermaid shirt dress (Credit: Simone Comi / IPA / INSTARimages)

Keeping her figure under wraps, the oversized number features a pleated bib design, a collar, cuffed long sleeves, and a floor-sweeping ruffled mermaid skirt.

She was also pictured wearing an oversized black blazer, which she later removed as she posed for the photographers.

Tilda Swinton's oversized white shirt dress features a pleated front bib and a mermaid-style ruffled hemTilda Swinton’s oversized white shirt dress features a pleated front bib and a mermaid-style ruffled hem (Credit: Simone Comi / IPA / INSTARimages)

A pair of Alaia “Bombe” embellished leather sandals completed Tilda’s white ensemble.

Available in more colors at Nordstrom, these sandals are made of white lamb leather and are defined by the tonal sphere and gunmetal stud embellishments.

Alaia ‘Bombe’ Embellished Leather Sandals, $1,290 at Mytheresa

The Bombe heels from Alaia are defined by the tonal sphere and stud embellishmentsThe Bombe heels from Alaia are defined by the tonal sphere and stud embellishments

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