Ajyal Film Festival 2024

All Films

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Special Screening

Peter Jackson / Feature Narrative / United States of America, New Zealand / 2012 / 170 min / Colour / Bluray
In English / Arabic subtitles
Interests: Adaptation, Fantasy, Adventure
No Premiere


Set sixty years before Frodo’s escapades in ‘The Lord of the Rings’, ‘The Hobbit’ recounts the adventures of Frodo’s ancestor Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo leaves his peaceful life in the Shire to accompany 13 dwarfs on a quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from the dragon Smaug. Along the way, he becomes lost and has a fateful encounter with the One Ring, which sets in motion the cycle of events that reach their conclusion in ‘The Return of the King’.

About the Directors

Peter Jackson was born in New Zealand in 1961, and began his critically acclaimed directorial career with the slapstick horror-comedies ‘Bad Taste’ (1987), ‘Meet the Feebles’ (1989) and ‘Braindead’ (1992). Other films include ‘Heavenly Creatures’, which won the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1994; ‘The Frighteners’ (1996); ‘King Kong’ (2005); ‘The Lovely Bones’ (2009); and the two trilogies based upon J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’. Jackson has been nominated for nine Academy Awards, and won three, including Best Director, for ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’ (2004).


Peter Jackson
Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro
Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner, Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson
Jabez Olssen
Howard Shore
Andrew Lesnie
Production Company
Wingnut Films
Shooting Stars
Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis

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