Director: Naji Abu Nowar
Country: United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Qatar
Year: 2014
Duration: 100 min



 Suncoast 6  19 July 2015  16:30 PM
  Musgrave 6  22 July 2015   22:00 PM

Arabia, 1916. Theeb (meaning “wolf” in Arabic) lives with his Bedouin tribe in a forgotten corner of the Ottoman Empire. Having recently lost his father, it falls to Theeb's brother, Hussein, to raise him. Hussein tries to teach Theeb the Bedouin way of life, but the young boy is more interested in mischief than mentorship. Their lives are interrupted with the arrival of a British Army Officer and his Guide on a mysterious mission. Unable to refuse help to his guests for fear of dishonouring his late father’s reputation, Hussein agrees to escort the pair to their destination, a water-well on the old pilgrimage route to Mecca. Fearful of losing his brother, Theeb chases after Hussein and embarks on a treacherous journey.

Born in the UK, Naji Abu Nowar was accepted into the RAWI Screenwriters lab. He then wrote and directed the short film Death of a Boxer which screened at film festivals including the Palm Springs International Shortfest, the Dubai International Film Festival, the Miami Short Film Festival and the Franco-Arab Film Festival. Theeb is his feature film debut.


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