Hitting Arab Theatres within 9 Days
Theeb Wins the Main Award and the Award for Best Script at Belgrade International Film Festival
Before hitting theatres of the Arab world on March 19th, 2015, Naji Abu Nowar's Theeb adds the total of 9 awards to its record with winning the Main Award - The Belgrade Victor - and the Award for Best Script at the 43rd Belgrade International Film Festival (FEST), which came to a close last Monday.
The Belgrade Victor is the main award at the main competition of the festival which was opened in 1971 under the slogan "A Brave New World". Within few years, the Belgrade International Film Festival (FEST) has evolved to become one of the most important festivals in Eastern Europe, boasting almost 4000 relevant international films and attracting four million visitors.
Continuing to be a cinematic-stunner, Theeb is also taking part at the 8th Ayam Beirut Al Cinema'iya. Theeb will screen on Tuesday, March 17th, 2015, with the attendance of its director, the UK-born Naji Abu Nowar.
Previously, MAD Solutions announced that the film will hit theatres across the Arab world on March 19th, 2015, in the following countries; Lebanon, UAE and Jordan. On March 26th,
MAD Solutions will expand for a wider cinematic release of the film across further countries.
Set in the Arabian Desert of 1916, the film follows Theeb, a young Bedouin boy and his elder brother Hussein, as they leave the safety of their tribe to venture on a treacherous journey at the dawn of the Great Arab Revolt. If Theeb is to survive, he must quickly learn about adulthood, trust and betrayal.
Its director having been named, "The Arab Filmmaker of the Year" by Variety Magazine, Theeb has been the juries and audiences' favourite in festivals from around the world. The film is the first Jordanian feature to receive the Orizzonti Award for Best Director at Venice Film Festival. It has also received a Special Mention at BFI London Film Festival, which was followed by the New Horizons' Best Film from the Arab World Award and the FIPRESCI Award for Best Narrative Film at Abu Dhabi Film Festival.
Theeb also received a Certificate of Appreciation within Prospects of Arab Cinema section at Cairo International Film Festival and Best Directorial Debut Award at the Directors' Debuts Competition within the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography (CAMERIMAGE) in Poland.