Ajyal Film Festival 2024

All Films

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Special Screening

Peter Jackson / Feature Narrative / United States of America, New Zealand / 2003 / 201 min / Colour / Bluray
In English / Arabic subtitles
Interests: Adaptation, Fantasy, Adventure
No Premiere


‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy follows the hobbit Frodo Baggins as he and several friends embark on a perilous journey through Middle Earth. Their great task: to destroy the One Ring by dropping it into a volcano in the gloomy land of Mordor, thus ensuring the destruction of the ring’s maker, the Dark Lord Sauron. Jackson’s epic rendition of Tolkien’s magnum opus is an extraordinary accomplishment, its bravery, scope and ambition matched only by its visionary talent. Together, the three films were nominated for 30 Academy Awards.

Official Film Website

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
Barrie M. Osborne, Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson
Jamie Selkirk
Howard Shore
Andrew Lesnie
Production Company
Wingnut Films
Shooting Stars
Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Bernard Hill, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto, Karl Urban, John Noble, Andy Serkis, Ian Holm, Sean Bean

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