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“A beautifully simple and stunningly elegant film – that can be seen as something of a companion piece to Lawrence of Arabia – Naji Abu Nowar’s delightful THEEB is a striking film, old-fashioned in tone and structure but always watchable and modestly powerful.” – Mark Adams, Screen Daily
“It is a spectacularly epic film with a wonderfully intimate human story. It possesses everything that allows me fall in love with cinema, again and again…THEEB is…the kind of film that grabs a hold of you and doesn't let go.” – E. Nina Rothe, Huffington Post
A steam locomotive was often called an iron horse in classic westerns. It’s called an iron donkey in “Theeb,” a Middle-Eastern western that is set in Jordan, where it was made, and that qualifies as a modest classic. This beautiful film follows the exploits of a Bedouin boy named Theeb in 1916, the ...