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Costa Brava, Lebanon

Directed by Mounia Akl

Release: 2021
Runtime: 107
Country: Lebanon
Language: Arabic with English subtitles
Director: Mounia Akl
Writer: Clara Roquet
Cinematographer: Joe Saade

Costa Brava, Lebanon captures the joys and frustrations of a close-knit family with an intimacy that feels startlingly natural, and sets them against a sharply drawn backdrop of environmental crisis. In the not-so-distant future, the free-spirited Badri family have escaped the toxic pollution and social unrest of Beirut by seeking refuge in an idyllic mountain home. Without warning, the government starts to build a garbage landfill right outside their fence, intruding on their domestic utopia and bringing the trash and corruption of a whole country to their doorstep. As the landfill rises, so does tension in the household, revealing a long-simmering division between those family members who wish to defend or abandon the mountain oasis they have built. Mounia Akl’s stunning feature debut premiered at Venice and won major prizes at the Toronto and BFI London Film Festivals. Her unique gift with actors is evident in the sensitively realized performances she elicits from her cast, which includes award-winning filmmaker Nadine Labaki (Capernaum) and celebrated actor Saleh Bakri (The Band’s Visit, Walid).

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Venue City Date
All Saints Cinema / Tallahassee Film Society Tallahassee 1659672000August 5 - October 7, 2022
Arab American National Museum Dearborn 1660276800August 12 - August 22, 2022
ByTowne Cinema Ottawa 1658462400July 22 - July 31, 2022
Cine Culture Fresno 1663732800September 21 - October 31, 2022
CineCulture Clovis 1665374400October 10 - October 15, 2022
Cinema Public Montreal 1662696000September 9 - September 16, 2022
Cleveland Cinematheque Cleveland 1658462400July 22 - September 23, 2022
Coral Gables Art Cinema Coral Gables 1660276800August 12 - August 19, 2022
Detroit Institute of Arts Detroit 1665201600October 8 - October 10, 2022
Digital Gym Cinema San Diego 1660881600August 19 - September 2, 2022
Eckerd College Film Series St. Petersburg 1668142800November 11, 2022
Guild Cinema Albuquerque 1660622400August 16 - August 19, 2022
Laemmle Theatres Los Angeles 1658462400July 22 - August 26, 2022
Lake Worth Playhouse Lake Worth 1660276800August 12 - August 19, 2022
Look Dine-in Cinema Tampa Tampa 1660363200August 13 - August 22, 2022
Lumiere Cinema Los Angeles 1659067200July 29 - August 12, 2022
Quad Cinema New York 1657857600July 15 - August 5, 2022
Redlands Art Association Redlands 1666756800October 26 - October 28, 2022
Revue Cinema Toronto 1660276800August 12 - August 17, 2022
SIFF Film Center Seattle 1662696000September 9 - September 12, 2022
Smith Rafael Film Center San Rafael 1662091200September 2 - September 19, 2022
The Garden Theater Frankfort 1666497600October 23, 2022
Time & Space Limited Hudson 1661572800August 27 - September 6, 2022
VIFF Centre Vancouver 1658462400July 22 - August 12, 2022