Costa Brava, Lebanon
1st feature – 100 min – Lebanese
A film by Mounia Akl
Co-written with Clara Roquet
Starring Nadine Labaki, Saleh Bakri, Nadia Charbel
Premiere: Venice 2021, Orizzonti Extra
Produced by Abbout Production (Lebanon)
Coproduced by Cinéma Defacto, Snowglobe Films (Denmark), Barentsfilm (Norway), Fox In The Snow (Sweden), Lastor Media (Spain), Gaïjin (France)
International Sales: MK2
Festivals & Awards (in progress): :El Gouna Film Festival 2021 / Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2021 / London Film Festival 2021 – Audience Award / Toronto International Film Festival 2021 – Winner NETPAC Award (NETPAC Award Mounia Akl)
Synopsis: The free-spirited Badri family have escaped the toxic pollution of Beirut by seeking refuge in the utopic mountain home they have built. But unexpectedly, a garbage landfill is built right outside their fence, bringing the trash and corruption of a whole country to their doorstep. As the trash rises, so do tensions between leaving or resisting, threatening their idyllic home and family unity.
With the support from Fonds Images Francophones, Visions Sud Est, Doha Film Institute, Torino Film Lab, Arab fund for Arts and Culture, Film Clinic Indie Distribution, the CNC, as well as regional funding from CICLIC-Région Centre-Val de Loire, and Île-de-France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Région Sud, the Swedish Film Institute, Film I Skane, the Danish Film Institute, the ICA, the Catalan Fund and Sorfond.