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Theeb

Director: Naji Abu Nowar
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Theeb has been nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film in 2016.
A huge production filmed at the same location as Lawrence of Arabia.
The film’s trailer reached over half a million views online.
Theeb is the first Arab, non-Egyptian, film to top the box office since Caramel (Sokkar Banat) (2007).
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2014/ Jordan - Qatar100 min/ Adventure, Thriller
Original Title
Theeb
SYNOPSIS
Set in the Arabian Desert of 1916, the film follows Theeb, a young Bedouin boy, and his brother Hussein as they leave the safety of their tribe to venture on a treacherous journey at the dawn of the Great Revolt. If Theeb is to survive he must quickly learn about adulthood, trust and betrayal.
CAST
Jacir Eid
Hussein Salameh
Hassan Mutlag
Marji Audeh
Jack Fox
CREW
Screenwriter: Naji Abu Nowar
Bassel Ghandour
DOP: Wolfgang Thaler
Editor: Rupert Lloyd
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Production Company(ies)
Bayt Al Shawareb
Noor Pictures
Immortal Entertainment
Producer(s)
Bassel Ghandour
Rupert Lloyd
Nasser Kalaji
Laith Majali
Nadine Toukan
film festivals
Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Canada
Sudan Independent Film Festival (SIFF), Sudan
Mumbai Film Festival, India
Jordanian Film Days, Algeria
Arab Film Festival, Brazil
Oran International Arabic Film Festival, Algeria
Tokyo FILMeX International Film Festival, Japan
Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), USA
Beirut Cinema Days, Lebanon
Venice International Film Festival, Italy
Trans-Saharan International Film Festival in Zegura, Morocco
BFI London Film Festival, UK
Abu Dhabi Film Festival, UAE
Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Egypt
Carthage Film Festival (JCC), Tunisia
International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography (CAMERIMAGE), Poland
Belgrade International Film Festival, Serbia
Miami International Film Festival, USA
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival, Spain
Beijing International Film Festival, China
Malmo Arab Film Festival (MAFF), Sweden
Festival International du Film de Dakhla, Morocco
film awards
Best Director Award at the Venice International Film Festival, Italy
Jury Award - Journalism, Film Analysis Award and Best Actor Award at the Trans-Saharan International Film Festival in Zegura, Morocco
A Special Mention at the BFI London Film Festival, UK
New Horizons Best Film from the Arab World and the FIPRESCI Award for Best Narrative Film at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, UAE
A Certificate of Appreciation at the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Egypt
Student Jury Special Mention at the Carthage Film Festival (JCC), Tunisia
Best Directorial Debut Award at the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography (CAMERIMAGE), Poland
The Main Award (Belgrade Victor) and the Award for Best Script at the Belgrade International Film Festival, Serbia
Best Screenplay Award at the Miami International Film Festival, USA
Audience Award at the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival, Spain
Best Debut Film at the Beijing International Film Festival, China
Best Feature Film Award at the Malmo Arab Film Festival (MAFF), Sweden
Grand Prize at the Festival International du Film de Dakhla, Morocco
Quotes
"Not only played at scores of fests, but is also a success in the Arab-speaking world, where homegrown pics outside of popular Egyptian blockbusters tend to limp." Jay Weissberg - Variety

“In Jacir Eid’s extraordinary performance, Theeb exhibits the composure, bravery and cunning of a little savage driven by animal instinct.” Stephen Holden - The New York Times

“The theme Theeb deals with is nothing less grand than survival; survival on an individual level for the protagonist but also the survival of a culture and a way of life. Nowar impressively treats both themes at the same time without overtly drawing parallels and further amplifies what are small-scale relationships and actions by letting the story play out against one of the world’s most majestic backdrops.” Boyd van Hoeij - The Hollywood Reporter