COSTA BRAVA, LEBANON - ORIZZONTI EXTRA

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by Mounia Akl 

2021 / Lebanon / France / Spain / Sweden / Denmark / Norway / Qatar 106’ - World Premiere

with Nadine Labaki, Saleh Bakri, Nadia Charbel, Ceana Restom, Geana Restom

Produced by: Myriam Sassine, Georges Schoucair - Abbout Productions
Co-Production: Sophie Erbs - Cinema Defacto, Sergi Moreno - Lastor Media, Olivier Guerpillon - Fox In the Snow Films AB, Ingrid Lill Høgtun - BARENTSFILM, Katrin Pors - SNOWGLOBE - GAIJIN

World Sales: Fionnuala Jamison - mk2 Films, Liesl Copland - Participant, Harriet Harper-Jones - Endeavor

 

The free-spirited Badri family have escaped the toxic pollution and unrest 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 landfill rises, so do tensions between leaving or resisting, threatening their idyllic home and family unity. Mounia Akl makes her highly anticipated debut (Cinéfondation Residency, Torino Film Lab, Sundance Institute Lab), with a darkly comic commentary on the realities of modern-day Lebanon.

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