Theeb
Showings
St. Anthony Main Theatre 1Mon, Apr 20, 2015 4:45 PM Event Date Passed
 
St. Anthony Main Theatre 1Sat, Apr 25, 2015 12:45 PM Event Date Passed
 
St. Anthony Main Theatre 1Tue, Apr 28, 2015 4:30 PM Event Date Passed
 
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
English Title:Theeb
Program:World Cinema
Tags:Adventure
Drama
Thriller
Best of Fest
Voice Category:Travel the World
Release Year:2014
Runtime:100
Type:Narrative Feature
Awards:Best Director - Venice Film Festival
Jury Prize for Best Cinematography and Artistic Direction - Cairo International Film Festival
Country:Jordan
Qatar
Language:Arabic
Website:https://www.facebook.com/TheebFilm
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnEd_WSGtWQ
Cast/Crew
Director:Naji Abu Nowar
Producer:Bassel Ghandour
Rupert Lloyd
Cinematographer:Wolfgang Thaler
Editor:Rupert Lloyd
Principal Cast:Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat
Jack Fox
Screenwriter:Naji Abu Nowar
Bassel Ghandour
Description

MSPIFF at Rochester: Wed, 4/22 4:30pm

Always a treacherous environment, the Arabian desert becomes even more life-threatening during World War I, the Bedouin homeland now a battleground. Theeb, whose name means "wolf" lives with his older brother, Hussein, following the death of their father, the sheik of their tight-knit community.

Their lives are interrupted by the arrival of a British Army Officer and his guide. Bound by custom to offer the visitors refuge, Hussein agrees to be their guide to a water well along a pilgrimage route to Mecca. Fearful of also losing his brother, Theeb chases after Hussein, embarking on a journey across the harsh terrain for which he is ill prepared. If Theeb is to survive, he must quickly learn the realities of trust, betrayal and courage, and live up to the name his father gave him.