THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING (MIFF 2022) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

And so, the meme-ification of Tilda Swinton continues. She can act, sure – she can act the living shit out of it – but Swinton’s star persona is surely at a point now where one finds it difficult to ever shake the presence of the actor herself, leaving the poor character she’s playing somewhere in her shadow. There’s no arguing that Swinton can act, but for myself at least, I sometimes wish I could watch a film where her star presence suffocates her characters with slightly less intensity.

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