Fantasy, Romance and Drama | Running Time: 118 minutes
2023 / Arabic
Country: Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates
Yasir Al Yasiri is an Iraqi filmmaker. His first feature-length film, SHABAB SHEYAB (2018) received positive reviews from both audiences and film critics. It had its world premiere at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and continued to tour the international festival circuit. He followed it up with the box-office blockbuster 122 (2019).
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ProducerYasir Alyasiri, Majid Alansari, Saad Abutaily
CastAlanoud Saud, Nour Alkhadra, Baraa Alem, Mohsen Mansour, Naif Aldaferi, Shaimaa Al Tayeb
ScriptwriterIbrahim Abbas, Yasir Alyasiri, Sarah Taibah, Hussam Alhulwah
Based on the best-selling Saudi fantasy novel by Ibraheem Abbas, Hwjn is set in a world where djinn have crossed a traditional barrier and are living invisibly among humans. Hwjn’s life is turned upside down when a human family moves into his own family’s Jeddah home, oblivious to the fact it is already occupied by magical beings. Open-hearted Hwjn (Baraa Alem) is increasingly fascinated by these alien interlopers, especially by beautiful Sawsan, a medical student (Nour Alkhadra). Could a portal open between their respective dimensions? And if it did, would that bring about harmony, or a war between the worlds? Sumptuous and romantic, Hwjn takes us on a journey into a kingdom of the imagination where anything seems possible.