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Submarine
Director: Mounia Akl
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Highlights
The film was awarded $ 10,340 by Indiegogo Crowdfunding Platform.
The film was shortlisted for a BAFTA nomination in 2017.
2016/ Lebanon - USA21 MIN/ Drama
SYNOPSIS
Under the imminent threat of Lebanon’s garbage crisis, Hala, a wild child inside of a woman is the only one to refuse evacuation, clinging to whatever remains of home
CAST
Yumna Marwan
Julian Farhat
Adel Chahine
CREW
Screenwriter: Mounia Akl, Clara Roquet
Editor: Mounia Akl, George Sikharulidze
DOP: Joe Saade
Producer(s)
Cyril Aris
Jinane Chaaya
Official Selection at the 69th Cannes Film Festival, France
Toronto International Film Festival, Canada
Malmö Arab Film Festival, Sweden
Tripoli Film Festival - Lebanon
Middle East Now Festival, Italy
Beirut Cinema Days, Lebanon
Sharm El-Sheikh Arab and European Film Festival, Egypt
Sudan Independent Film Festival (SIFF). Sudan
Hamptons International Film Festival, USA
Mediterranean Film Festival of Montpellier, France
South By Southwest Film Festival, USA
Valladolid International Film Festival (SEMINCI), Spain
Festival Du Nouveau Cinema, Canada
New Orleans Film Festival, USA
Kustendorf Film Festival, Serbia
Tampere Film Festival, Finland
FilmFest Dresden, Germany
Flimmer Film Festival, Sweden
Adana International Film Festival, Turkey
Films Femmes Mediterranee, France
Assaggi D’autore: Intrecci Mediterranei, Italy
Festival Cinema Arabe, Netherlands
Câmpulung Film Festival, Romania
Batroun Mediterranean Film Festival (BMFF), Lebanon
Days of Cinema in Palestine
Arab Film Festival in California, USA
Long Beach International Film Festival (LBIFF), USA
James Bridges Production Grant
UFVA KODAK Scholarship Award
Director Mounia Akl won the Special Jury Award at the Dubai International Film Festival
Vimeo Award for Best Director, Entertainment Partners Producing Honorable Mentions to Producer Cyril Aris, and Audience Award at the Columbia University Film Festival
Liberty Global Award for Best Film at the Denver Film Festival
Honorable Mention at the Atlanta Film Festival in the USA
Honorable Mention at the International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva (FIFOG)
Quotes
“The film is constructed with dreamy and disorienting editing strategies, heightening a sense of the mythical. Yet, the fable in this film jars us outside of the frame, as you begin to recall catastrophes from this world, heavy with overtones of environmental and refugee catastrophes.” - Jury of the Liberty Global International Student Short Award at the Denver Film Festival

“A smart professionally crafted Lebanese film.” Sayidaty Magazine - Ahmed Shawky