DUBAI: The BFI London Film Festival unveiled its winners for the 2021 edition on Sunday, and two regional films made the cut —“Hit the Road” and “Costa Brava, Lebanon.”
“Hit the Road” won the Best Film award.
Iranian director Panah Panahi’s drama, which showed at the Cannes Film Festival, is all about the journey. It follows a chaotic family-of-four that goes on a road trip in a borrowed car.
“Costa Brava, Lebanon,” which stars Palestinian actor Saleh Bakri and Lebanese actress Nadine Labaki, won the Audience Award.
Lebanese director Mounia Akl’s impassioned feature film debut is an eerie family drama set amid a raging climate crisis in near-future Lebanon.
Read on for the full list of awards:
“Hit the Road,” Panah Panahi, Official Competition (Best Film Award)
“Playground,” Laura Wandel, First Feature Competition (Sutherland Award)
“Becoming Cousteau,” Liz Garbus, Documentary Competition (Grierson Award)
“Only Expansion,” Duncan Speakman, Immersive Art and XR Competition
“Love, Dad,” Diana Cam Van Nguyen, Short Film Competition (Short Film Award)
“Costa Brava, Lebanon,” Mounia Akl, Audience Award