Theeb

When:
November 27, 2015 all-day
2015-11-27T00:00:00-05:00
2015-11-28T00:00:00-05:00

Opening Saturday, November 28
Fri: (12/4) 8:30 PM
Sat: (12/5) 5:15 PM
Sun: (12/6) 4:45 PM
Wed: (12/9) 6:00 PM
Thu: (12/10) 8:30 PM

1916. While war rages in the Ottoman Empire, Hussein raises his younger brother Theeb (“Wolf”) in a traditional Bedouin community that is isolated by the vast, unforgiving desert. The brothers’ quiet existence is suddenly interrupted when a British Army officer and his guide ask Hussein to escort them to a water well located along the old pilgrimage route to Mecca. So as not to dishonor his recently deceased father, Hussein agrees to lead them on the long and treacherous journey. The young, mischievous Theeb secretly chases after his brother, but the group soon find themselves trapped amidst threatening terrain riddled with Ottoman mercenaries, Arab revolutionaries, and outcast Bedouin raiders. Naji Abu Nowar’s powerful and assured directorial debut, set in the land of Lawrence of Arabia, is a wondrous “Bedouin Western” about a boy who, in order to survive, must become a man and live up to the name his father gave him.

rt97–Rotten Tomatoes

“A classic adventure film of the best kind, and one that’s rarely seen these days!”
–Jay Weissberg, Variety
“It is a spectacularly epic film with a wonderfully intimate human story. It possesses everything that allows me fall in love with cinema, again and again… THEEB is…the kind of film that grabs a hold of you and doesn’t let go.”
– E. Nina Rothe, Huffington Post
Official Selection:
Toronto International Film Festival
SXSW Film Festival
London Film Festival
San Francisco International Film Festival
Santa Barbara International Film Festival

100 min. | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Directed by: Naji Abu Nowar

 

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