Theeb

Theeb

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Starring mostly non-professional actors, Theeb is UK-born, Jordan-based director Naji Abu Nowar's feature debut; an Arabic western which won him Best Director at the Venice Film Festival and a nomination for Best Foreign Language Feature at the 2016 Academy Awards.

2014Rating: M, Violence96 minsUnited Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, UKArabic with English subtitles
AdventureDramaThrillerWorld Cinema

Theeb | Awards

Award Winner
Winner of Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer (Naji Abu Nowar, Rupert Lloyd), BAFTAs 2016; Best Director, 2014 Venice Film Festival.

Theeb | Reviews

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Variety

Variety

The palpable affection for each other conveyed by Eid and Salameh (real-life cousins) has a cinematic intensity that quickly wins over viewers.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Nowar ... has described "Theeb" as "an Arabic western" in the tradition of Sergio Leone. The movie is that and more.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The film retains its own distinctive storytelling sensibility.

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Stuff

Stuff

Don't mistake this for your typical slow-burning foreign drama either – when the action comes it's thick and fast and fairly unexpected.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A disarmingly complex boyhood adventure with no shortage of tension or harsh beauty, "Theeb" marks a winning debut feature for co-writer and director Naji Abu Nowar.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A young Bedouin boy has to grow up fast if he's to survive practically alone in the 1916 Arabian desert in Theeb, the confident debut feature of U.K.-born, Jordan-based filmmaker Naji Abu Nowar.

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