The Abu Dhabi Film Festival and Variety held a reception on Oct. 27 to honor Variety‘s Arab Filmmaker of the Year, Jordanian director Naji Abu Nowar, whose first feature, “Theeb,” screened to warm…
Even before Naji Abu Nowar took home the director prize at the 2014 Venice Horizons section, his feature debut, "Theeb," was one of the most talked-about films on the Lido. Born in Oxford and…
"Black Coal, Thin Ice," the Chinese thriller that won the Golden Bear in Berlin earlier this year, is to get a release in the U.K.
For young directors in the oil-rich Emirates, just as in the rest of the Arab world, finding coin to make a movie is almost as hard as getting the proverbial camel to go through the eye of a needle…
A young Bedouin boy uses his nascent survival skills to outwit potential enemies in "Theeb," a classic adventure film that won helmer Naji Abu Nowar the best director prize in Venice's Horizons…
Jordanian director Naji Abu Nowar's bold first feature, "Theeb," is a Bedouin Western shot in the Jordanian desert with real Bedouins. Nowar, who studied screenwriting at the Sundance Institute Lab's…
Hong Kong and Amsterdam-based Fortissimo Films has picked up international sales rights to Hal Hartley's comedy drama "Ned Rifle" and to Middle Eastern action film "Theeb." "Ned Rifle," is the final…