Special Screening - Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2017
In 1916, in a Bedouin encampment in the Arabian desert, Theeb and his elder brother Hussein go about their daily lives. Meanwhile, the Arab Revolt is about to change life on the Arabian Peninsula forever. When a mysterious British soldier arrives at the camp, Theeb finds himself on a more significant journey than he ever could have imagined. Employing a cast of non-professional Bedouin actors, director Naji Abu Nowar creates an affecting coming-of-age story inflected with the epic scope of a classic Western.
About the Director
Naji Abu Nowar was born in the UK and lives and works in Amman. He wrote and directed the short film ‘Death of a Boxer’ (2009), which screened at international film festivals in Palm Springs, Dubai and Miami. ‘Theeb’, his feature film debut, premiered at the 71st Venice Film Festival, where he was named Best Director in the Orizzonti section. The film also won a Black Pearl Award at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, and Abu Nowar was named ‘Variety’ magazine’s Arab Filmmaker of the Year in 2014.
- Naji Abu Nowar
- Naji Abu Nowar, Bassel Ghandour
- Bassel Ghandour, Rupert Lloyd
- Rupert Lloyd
- Executive Producer
- Nadine Toukan
- Jerry Lane
- Wolfgang Thaler
- Production Company
- Bayt Al Shawareb, Noor Pictures
- MAD Solutions
- Jacir Eid, Hassan Mutlag, Hussein Salameh, Jack Fox, Marji Audeh