Landing at Its 8th Destination in the Arab World
Theeb Releases in Egyptian Cinemas on Wednesday
After a successful tour through 7 Arab countries and winning multiple awards in international festivals, MAD Solutions announces the release of Naji Abu Nawar's Theeb in Egyptian cinemas on Wednesday, 3rd of June. The film had a huge impact on Egyptian audiences when it was screened at the last edition of the Cairo International Film Festival. The film had such a huge turnout that it was exclusively screened for a third time.
Ever since its premiere in September 2014, Theeb has received rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. It has lately been described by critic Jay Weissberg in Variety magazine as "one of the best films of the year" in an article about Arab films seeking recognition in international film festivals. Weissberg added, "the classic adventure tale, rich in visual counterpoint and displaying a cinematic maturity surprising for a first feature, not only played at scores of fests, but is a success in the Arab-speaking world". MAD Solutions released the film last March in the UAE, Lebanon, Jordon, Qattar, Oman, Kuwait, and Palestine.
In 2014, Variety selected director Naji Abu Nowar as the Arab Filmmaker of the Year and the film went on to win seven awards at distinguished film festivals.
Theeb is a 100 minute-long desert adventure filmed in the southern Jordanian desert. The film's producers collaborated with the Bedouin communities who lived close to the film locations. Members of these communities, who've lived in the area for hundreds of years, even appeared in the film after taking part in an eight month-longacting workshop.
Theeb is director and writer Naji Abu Nowar's first feature film which he co-wrote with Bassel Ghandour. Set in the 1916 Arabian desert, the film revolves around Theeb and his brother Hussein who abandon their tribe to go on a perilous journey during the beginning of the Great Arab Revolt. Theeb's survival depends on learning the principles of manhood, trust, and facing betrayal.
The film stars Gasser Eid as Theeb, along with Hassan Salama, Hassan Motlak, Margi Ouda, and Jack Fox.