Award-winning Jordanian Film Theeb Exclusively Premieres on ART Network
Continuing its smashing worldwide tour across several international film festivals reaping 14 awards in addition to the official Jordanian submission for the Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film, Jordanian film Theeb by director Naji Abu Nowar will premremiere exclusively on ART's Aflam 1 on Sunday 22 November at 09:00 pm GMT +2.
Most recently, Naji Abu Nowar's Theeb has been awarded the Best Feature Film award in the official competition at 5th Malmo Arab Film Festival (MAFF) in Sweden.
Theeb is a 100-minute desert adventure filmed entirely in the southern Jordanian deserts. The film's producers collaborated with the Bedouin tribes to get a slice of life depiction of their lives. The cast was entirely formed from the local tribesmen of these communities, who've lived in the area for hundreds of years, after they were given acting workshops during the 8 months prior to principal photography.
Theeb is Jordanian director/writer Naji Abu Nowar's first feature film which he co-scripted with Bassel Ghandour. 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.
The film stars the young prodigy Jacir Eid as Theeb, opposite of Hussein Salameh, Hassan Mutlag, along with Marji Audeh, and Jack Fox.
Theeb had commercial releases in 12 countries in the Arab world and Europe and is set to screen in the US theatres later this year.