from Mounia Akl

Under the imminent threat of Lebanon’s 2015 garbage crisis, Hala, a wild child inside of a woman, is the only one to refuse evacuation, clinging to whatever remains of home.

“Submarine” is this week’s Staff Pick Premiere! Read more about it here:

Official Selection at the:
– 69th Cannes Film Festival, Cinefondation Category | World Premiere
– 41st Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), 2016 | North American Premiere
– 13th Dubai International Film Festival 2016 | MENA Premiere
– 30th South By Southwest Film Festival, 2017
– 61st Valladolid International Film Festival (SEMINCI), Spain 2016
– 24th Hamptons International Film Festival 2016 | US Premiere
– 45th Festival Du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal, Canada 2016
– 38th Cinemed Film Festival, Montpellier, France 2016
– 48th Nashville Film Festival, USA 2017
– 41st Atlanta Film Festival, USA 2017
– 57th Krakow Film Festival, Poland 2017
– 27th New Orleans Film Festival, USA 2016
– 10th Kustendorf Film Festival, Serbia 2017
– 23rd Palm Springs International ShortFest, California USA 2017
– 39th Denver Film Festival, USA 2016
– 29th FilmFest Dresden, Germany 2017
– 2017 Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival, Michigan USA 2017
– 9th Arab Film Festival “Beirut Cinema Days ”, Lebanon 2017 | Local Premiere
& 50+ international film festivals

– Muhr Jury Prize at the 13th Dubai International Film Festival, 2016
– Liberty Global Award Best Film at the 39th Denver Film Festival
– Honorable Mention at the 41st Atlanta Film Festival, USA 2017
– Honorable Mention at the FIFOG Film Festival, Switzerland 2017
– UFVA KODAK Scholarship Award, 2016
– Best Director/Audience Choice Award/ Jury Selects at the 29th Columbia University Film Festival 2016
– IFP Award 2016
– James Bridges Production Grant

Written and Directed by Mounia Akl

Produced by Cyril Aris and Jinane Chaaya

Co-written with Clara Roquet

Director of Photography – Joe Saade

Production Designer – Issa Kandil

Music Composer – Paul Tyan

Coproducer – Andrew Li
Production Manager – Sonia Habib
1rst Assistant Director – Nay Tabbara
Art Director – Hanady Medlej, Tara Sakhi
Wardrobe – Michella Bteiche
Assistant Wardrobe – Line Itani
Casting Director – Petra Serhal
Assistant Casting Director – Ghina Abboud
Sound Mixer – Rawad Hobeika
Boom Operator – Jad Asmar & Elie Karam
1st AC – Jad Tannous
Make-up and SFX – Elie Boudjok
Sound Designer – Cedric Kayem
Colorist – Belal Hibri
Editors – George Sikharulidze and Mounia Akl

Executive producer – Lynn Raphael, Lee Posalino, Candice Abela Mikati
Associate Producer – Farid El Khalil, Selim Mouzannar, Amal Traboulsi, Hala Akl Questa


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