Theeb

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    Theeb

    Directed by

    Jordan, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

    2014

    100 min

    • Arabic

    Drama

    In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.

    Awards

    • Orizzonti Award for Best Director - Venice IFF
    • Best Film from the Arab World, FIPRESCI Award - Abu Dhabi FF
    • Outstanding Debut - BAFTA
    • Jordanian submission for the Academy Awards
    • Honourable Mention - BFI London FF
    • Directors' Debut Award - Camerimage Festival
    • Best Film, Best Script - Belgrade IFF
    • Jordan Alexander Ressler Screenwriter Award - Miami IFF
    • Best Film - Malmo Arab FF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Jacir Eid
    Hussein Salameh
    Hassan Mutlag
    Marji Audeh
    Jack Fox
    Screenplay
    Bassel Ghandour
    Naji Abu Nowar
    Cinematography
    Wolfgang Thaler
    Editing
    Rupert Lloyd
    Music
    Jerry Lane
    Production
    BAYT AL SHAWAREB
    Production
    IMMORTAL ENTERTAINMENT
    Production
    NOOR PICTURES

    Press

    A classic adventure film of the best kind, boasting stunning locales in a well-told story about a young Bedouin boy outwitting potential enemies in the desert.

    Jay Weissberg, Variety

    A tale of survival in the desert in more ways than one.

    Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

    Naji Abu Nowar

    Naji Abu Nowar

    United Kingdom

    Naji Abu Nowar was born in England and lives in Amman, Jordan. He wrote and directed the short film DEATH OF A BOXER (09). THEEB (14) is his debut feature film.