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21st Arab Film Festival

Submarine

Submarine

Directed by Mounia Akl

Lebanon / 2016 / 20 mins / Arabic / Color

Plays In:
Dramatic Vision

New Parkway Theatre
October 18, 2017 9:00 pm Buy Tickets

Plays In:
Dramatic Vision

Harmony Gold
October 29, 2017 2:00 pm

Description

In a not-so-distant future, Lebanon’s garbage crisis has reached an apex, with forecasts of acid rain looming in the distance. Set against this backdrop, Hala refuses to evacuate her home, as she clings to whatever remains. Premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.


Director's Bio

Mounia Akl is a director and writer from Lebanon living between Beirut and New York. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in architecture from the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) in Beirut and an MFA in directing from Columbia University. Just recently, Akl was chosen by the Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight’s Factory to represent Lebanon at the 70th Cannes Film Festival (2017) as part of the Lebanon Factory. She is currently writing her feature film THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN THE WORLD with co-writer Clara Roquet.


Credits

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Plays in

  1. Dramatic Vision

    88 mins
    A compilation of moody short narratives that demonstrate superbly crafted visual storytelling while engaging important socio-political realities of various parts of the Arab World and beyond. From a father who seeks to protect his only daughter from ISIS to an experimental rendering of Gaza's 2014 Shujaiya massacre: these films are captivating inasmuch as they touch upon pressing issues.

    In This Program: Abraham, Fireflies, Mare Nostrum, One Minute, Status Quo, Submarine


Dates & Times

Plays In:
Dramatic Vision

New Parkway Theatre
October 18, 2017 9:00 pm Buy Tickets

Plays In:
Dramatic Vision

Harmony Gold
October 29, 2017 2:00 pm