Matt Damon taken by Jordanian film 'Theeb': "I can't tell you how impressive this is, I really want to watch it"

Published March 17th, 2015 - 01:08 GMT

Jordanian film "Theeb" scored high in likes with audiences worldwide, scooping nine awards in various international film festivals, including the Orizzonti Award for Best Director at the Venice Film Festival, and bagging the Main Award — The Belgrade Victor — and the Award for Best Script at the 43rd Belgrade International Film Festival.

One of Hollywood's royalty was equally impressed with the emotional thriller; actor Matt Damon, who was in Jordan last week filming "The Martian," said after watching the "Theeb" trailer last week, "Damn, this was not shot on digital right? This looks incredible man, I can't tell you how impressive this is, you guys are doing remarkable things in cinema, I really want to watch it," according to El Hadas news.

Set in the Arabian Desert of 1916, Naji Abu Nowar’s film “follows Theeb, a young Bedouin boy and his elder brother Hussein, as they leave the safety of their tribe to venture on a treacherous journey at the dawn of the Great Arab Revolt,” as described by MAD Solutions, the firm handling the film’s marketing.

Abu Nowar and the rest of the film crew spent over a year in the Southern Badia to shoot the movie, selecting and training a cast of amateurs from the local community.

The cast included only one professional actor — Jack Fox of the UK as the British officer.

If you too would like to immerse yourself deep in the thrilling story of Theeb, you can watch it in cinemas in Jordan, Lebanon and the UAE on March 19, expanding for a wider cinematic release across further countries on March 26, reported The Jordan Times.

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