Continuing Its Tour Inside and Outside the Arab World
Theeb Takes Part in the Dakhla International Film Festival in Morocco
Since its world premiere back in 2014, Theeb never ceased to amaze audiences worldwide at festivals, film events and theaters inside and outside of the Arab world. Continuing its never-ending successful tour, Naji Abu Nowar's film will take part in the Dakhla International Film Festival in Morocco this month (4 - 9 November) contending in Features Competition SOUTH-NORTH.
Theeb is set to inaugurate the Zawya film theater at cinema Amir on Saturday, 7 November. The film was selected for the inauguration due to its immense success at Zawya theater in Downtown Cairo a few months ago. This coincides with the film's release in American theatres this week, as it had commercial releases in 12 countries in the Arab world and Europe and is set to screen in the US theatres later this year.
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.