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Theeb
 
 

Directed by Naji Abu Nowar, Jordan 2014
100 mins. Arabic dialogue with English sub-titles

WINNER : BEST DIRECTOR AT 2014 VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

SHORT-LISTED : BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM AT 2016 OSCARS

 
Summary:
 
In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination. The first movie from Jordan to be nominated for a foreign-language Oscar. Winner at 2014 Venice Film Festival.
 
What the Critics say:
 
"A disarmingly complex boyhood adventure with no shortage of tension or harsh beauty."  (Robert Abele - Los Angeles Times)

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