The Kur­dish Film “Jîn”

The Kurdish Globe - - WEATHER - H.G. Hassan

"Jîn," that is di­rected by the vi­sion­ary Reha Er­dem, is a film that takes a mod­ern day adap­ta­tion of the Grimm Brother's "Lit­tle Red Rid­ing Hood."

The film starts with Jîn, the main fe­male pro­tag­o­nist, rush­ing into the lush­ness of the flour­ish­ing for­est, decked in a red cloak, run­ning away from an armed group of peo­ple. Jîn, as it's later re­vealed, is a sol­dier in a tiny Kur­dish Guerilla group who makes an es­cape into the for­est. She dreams of a world be­yond the fight­ing of the Kur­dish-Turk­ish mil­i­tary con­flict and through­out the en­tire movie, her strug­gle to reach the big city and ex­pe­ri­ence things she's never had the chance to ex­pe­ri­ence is por­trayed.

The scenery dur­ing the film is ex­trav­a­gant and vig­or­ous, leav­ing the view­ers breath­less at each turn. De­spite the fact that the film man­ages to high­light the vi­o­lent na­ture of so­ci­ety which threat­ens to de­stroy the beauty that the world holds in nat­u­ral re­sources, it slowly tends to be­come te­dious.

The re­it­er­a­tion of Jîn's strug­gle as she at­tempts to sur­vive in the wild and make it to the city grows into a dull mo­rose theme which con­trasts highly with the vis­ually as­sertive and lush scenery. Jîn seems to be trapped in an end­less cy­cle of rep­e­ti­tion in which she drowns her­self in along with her own mis­ery which starts to even­tu­ally grow old.

De­spite the fact that the film "Jîn" has slow char­ac­ter devel­op­ment at best, it's def­i­nitely a must-watch movie that's guar­an­teed to tug on at least a cou­ple of your heart strings.

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