Costa Brava, Lebanon
A film by: Mounia Akl
Co-written with: Clara Roquet
1st feature – 100 min – Lebanese
Synopsis: The Badri family lives in idyllic isolation in the Lebanese mountains away from the rest of the country that is drowning in garbage and pollution since 10 years. When the government finally finds a solution, it’s not good news for them. A big landfill will be built outside their land, hosting all the rot that piled up for years, bringing reality to their locked doors. As the trash of a whole country piles up on their doorstep, the hidden tensions among the family arise, making them realize the rot was not only outside their home, but deep inside their walls.
Shooting : Spring 2020
Delivery : 2021
Produced by: Abbout Production (Lebanon)
Coproduced by: Cinéma Defacto, Snowglobe Films (Denmark), Barentsfilm (Norway)
Supported by: CICLIC – Aide au codéveloppement international, Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, Doha Film Institute, CNC – Aide à la création visuelle et sonore
Markets & Awards: Cannes Film Festival, Cinéfondation – CNC Development Award, Torino Film Lab – Production Award, Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab, Springboard Gouna – New Century Award, Malmö Arab Film Festival – Development Award, Ateliers d’Angers.