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Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

The Djinn

Year: 2021
Country: UNITED STATES
Run Time: 82 minutes

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The Djinn
The Djinn
The Djinn
The Djinn
The Djinn

As intense and unsettling as anything onscreen this year, THE DJINN offers a new, disturbing take on a classic cinematic form—the monster movie. Set in 1989, the film follows a young mute boy, Dylan, as he adjusts to life after the loss of his mother. When he and his father move into a new place, Dylan discovers an eerie manuscript titled The Book of Shadows which details a kind of séance that will fulfill one’s deepest desire. One night after his dad leaves for a graveyard shift, Dylan decides to perform the ritual, asking for his one greatest wish: to have a voice. Rather than manifesting his dream into a reality, what instead unfurls is a terrifying shadow of a creature that seems to morbidly shapeshift at every turn. This mysterious entity appears to have one desire only—to find and kill Dylan. With every frame following the frantic eyes of a little boy desperate to survive and set in the confines of a tiny apartment, this stark horror drama rattles the viewer from start to finish. Beware. — R.J.T.

CIFF45 Screenings

On Demand

Thursday, April 08, 2021 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Access: OH Only
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Sidebar
After Hours

Competition
American Independents Competition

Director Director

Directors
Justin Powell, David Charbonier

Producers
Ryan Scaringe, Carter Armstrong, Meghan Weinstein

Screenwriting
Justin Powell, David Charbonier

Cinematography
Julian Amaru Estrada

Editing
Justin Powell

Principal Cast
Ezra Dewey, Rob Brownstein

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