Monday, 8 February 2016, 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
2014, United Arab Emirates | Qatar | Jordan | UK, 100 minutes, (15)
Director – Naji Abu Nowar
Set in Arabia in 1916 using mostly non professional Bedouins, Theeb (meaning Wolf) tells the story of two young Bedouin boys who experience a greatly hastened coming of age as they embark on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination. A heart-warming story of fraternal relationships richly conveyed by the young actors and some truly stunning cinematography.
AUDIENCE SCORE – 90%
- Thanks for screening this film yesterday. It had me on the edge of my seat. I couldn’t believe the way in which Theeb grew up before our eyes in what (I can only imagine) was a short space in time.
- Wonderful scenery (not that I would want to live there, mind). Excellent acting from the young lead actor. One of those films where you can never guess what is going to happen next – v. enjoyable twists and turns. For once a Film Club that I didn’t feel that was too long.
- A remarkable achievement.
- Enthralling if somewhat grim. Fantastic desert scenery.
- Filming of the highest order – Brilliant.
- Beautiful, thought provoking, poetic film. My kind of film. Loved it.
- Beautifully shot. The clash between the old and new world.
- Excellent plot. Good cast especially the boy Theeb. ‘Revenge is a dish best served cold’!
- Very interesting film. Arresting!
- Beautiful and savage – beautifully slow paced.
- For most of its length it was very gripping and interesting. It slowed down towards the end, but overall it was excellent.
- Beautifully shot, excellent child actor – a moody slow-burner.
- Great cinematography – wonderful use of scenery + sense of place.
- Visually & aurally stunning. So much from the point of view of the child who spoke little.
- Haunting music, lovely scenery, thought provoking.