While attending a conference in Istanbul, Dr. Alithea Binnie happens to encounter 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 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.
Director: George Miller
Cast: Idris Elba, Tilda Swinton
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Rating: R for some sexual content, graphic nudity and brief violence
Run time: 1 hour 48 minutes