"Theeb", the debut feature from director Naji Abu Nowar, refers to the Arabic word for “wolf”. We first hear the word during the film’s opening narration, essentially a proverb about the importance of being welcoming towards guests, even if they are wolves who may turn their back on you in times of your greatest need (i.e. facing death). Out of context, the message still adds little value to the word for those unfamiliar with Arabic. By the end of this remarkable film however, you likely won’t forget Theeb any time soon.
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