Everything You Need to Know Before You Watch The Movie “Theeb”
For all you movie buffs, we advise you to place Theeb way up on your to-watch list. The intricate drama is one of brotherhood, maturity, and bravery. Read up to learn everything you need to know about it.
Theeb is a 2014 Jordanian Arabic-language film co-written by Naji Abu Nowar and Bassel Ghandour. It is directed by Naji Abu Nowar as well, who is a British born Jordanian, and produced by Rupert Lloyd.
It is about a young Bedouin boy, Theeb, who must survive in the desert after he and his brother escort an English soldier to a well somewhere in the open wild. The film takes place during World War I, in the wake of the Great Arab Revolt. It has been entitled a “Bedouin Western.” It takes place in a village in Wadi Rum and features true Bedouins.
Watch Abu Nowar discuss the movie here.
What to Expect
- Edge-of-your-seat suspense
- Big surprises
Theeb: Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat
He is currently in 10th grade; he filmed the movie when he was around 12 years old. At first he wanted to be a police officer, needless to say he is now into acting.
Hussein: Hussein Salameh al-Sweilhiyeen
He is back to camel racing, his favorite activity. He is also a tour guide.
Both actors are cousins.
- Production Date: 2014
- US Release Date: 2016
- IMDB Rating: 7.3/ 10
- Tomato Meter Rating: 96%
71st Venice International Film Festival – Orizzonti Award for Best Director
British Academy Film Award (BAFTA)- For Outstanding Debut by a British writer, director or producer
Grand Prix at Cannes Film Festival
Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film
First Jordanian nominee for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards in 2016.
Check out Theeb’s Director’s and Producer’s Interview from the BAFTA awards.