“Arabia, 1916. Theeb, which means wolf in Arabic, lives with his Bedouin tribe in a forgotten corner of the Ottoman Empire. Having recently lost their 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 in 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 across the Arabian Desert. Since the outbreak of the First World War, this harsh terrain has become the hunting ground of Ottoman mercenaries, Arab revolutionaries and outcast Bedouin raiders. If Theeb is to survive he must quickly learn about adulthood, trust and betrayal. He must live up to the name his Father gave him.” (Bayt Al Shawareb)

Tuesday, 01.12.2015 – 7.30 pm, Screen 6 (presented by Stefan Arndt) – in the presence of director Naji Abu Nowar
Wednesday, 02.12.2015 – 9.30 pm, Screen 8



+++ Berlin Premiere +++



OT: Theeb, 2014
Country: Jordan, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Great Britain
Production: Bayt Al Shawareb
Cast: Jacir Eid, Hassan Mutlag, Hussein Salameh, Jack Fox, Marji Audeh
Format: DCP / Coulour
Length: 100 min.
Language: Arabic OV / English subtitles
World Sales: Fortissimo Films,
Dt. Verleih: tba
Festivals: Venice, Toronto, London, Abu Dhabi, Tallinn, Singapur, Palm Springs, Belgrad, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Sydney etc.
Awards: Venice Orizzonti Prize, Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Camerimage, FEST International Film Festival, Miami etc.

“Theeb” is Jordans candidate for the Oscars® 2016 (“Best Foreign Language Film”).