Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

The Djinn

Year: 2021
Language: English, ASL
Run Time: 82 minutes

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

CIFF45 Streams On Demand

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

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

After Hours

American Independents Competition

Director Director

Justin Powell, David Charbonier

Ryan Scaringe, Carter Armstrong, Meghan Weinstein

Justin Powell, David Charbonier

Julian Amaru Estrada

Justin Powell

Principal Cast
Ezra Dewey, Rob Brownstein

Film Contact
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