Dr Alithea Binnie is an academic - content with life and a creature of reason. While in Istanbul attending a conference, she encounters a Djinn who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom. This presents two problems. First, she doubts that he's real and second, because she's a scholar of story and mythology, she knows all of the cautionary tales of wishes gone wrong. The Djinn pleads his case by telling her fantastical stories of his past. Eventually she's beguiled and makes a wish that surprises them both. Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba star in the adaptation of A.S. Byatt's short story The Djinn In The Nightingale's Eye that promises another fantastically wild ride from the legendary filmmaker of Mad Max: Fury Road.