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Mounia Akl

Costa Brava, Lebanon (كوستا برافا، لبنان)

Edition 2023
106' - 2021 - Drama - Dialogue: Arabic
Director: Mounia Akl Composer: Nathan Larson With: Nadine Labaki, Saleh Bakri, Yumna Marwan
Crisis in Lebanon. This time not a film about the explosion in the port, but about the toxic pollution in Beirut. Pollution from which there is no escape, even if you build a paradise outside the city.
The free-spirited Badri family escapes the toxic pollution and social unrest of Beirut by seeking refuge in a utopic mountain home they've devoted years to building for themselves. Without warning, the government begins construction of a garbage landfill right outside their fence, bringing the trash and corruption of a whole country to their doorstep.
“A family’s attempts to escape the filth of Beirut go awry when the garbage follows them to their doorstep. Situated in a dystopian near future indistinguishable from the present, the film’s setting is less a space for imagination than for cynicism: The more things change, the more they stay the same.” - The New York Times

Combi-ticket Costa Brava, Lebanon + Dancing on the Edge of a Volcano
On Thursday, 19/10, you can enjoy the 2 films Costa Brava, Lebanon and Dancing on the Edge of a Volcano advantageously.

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Credits

Director

Mounia Akl

Composer

Nathan Larson

With

Nadine Labaki, Saleh Bakri, Yumna Marwan

Scenario

Mounia Akl, Clara Roquet

Director of Photography

Joe Saade

Editor

Cyril Aris, Carlos Marques-Marcet

Producer

Tono Folguera, Myriam Sassine, Georges Schoucair

Production studios

Abbout Productions

Distributor

Mooov Distributie

More information

Dialogue

Arabic

Countries of production

Lebanon, Denmark, Qatar, Norway, Spain, France, Sweden

Year

2021

Filmography

Mounia Akl
Beirut, I Love You (I Love You Not) (short, 2009), Cheers, to Those Who Stay (short, 2010), Anoesis (short, 2011), Farewell (short, 2011), Christine (short, 2014), Eva (short, 2014), Submarine (short, 2016), Lebanon Factory (2017), Costa Brava, Lebanon (2021)

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