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.


IMDb – Theeb
Rotten Tomatoes – Theeb



  • 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.
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