Theeb


Directed by: Naji Abu Nowar


2014 | Jordan | 100 minutes | Unrated



Screening

Friday, June 10, 2016, 7pm

Matinee

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 3pm

Screening

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 7pm



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.


Best Foreign Film Nominee, Academy Awards, 2016