December 1, 2016 –
Theeb (Jordan) 2014 1h 40 mins
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. A coming of age tale.
The director won the Outstanding Debut by a British writer. (it is a UAE, Jordan, Qatari and British co production). It was nominated the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year, The use of non professional actors works very well and the cinematography and soundtrack are superb. Not an action movie and there are occasional moments of languor but the movie does draw one in. Good reviews all round.