Costa Brava, Líbano

Mounia Akl

Talents Lebanon, Spain, France, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Qatar 106 min Estrena a Catalunya Fiction

Synopsis

The free-spirited Badri family escape the overwhelming pollution and social unrest of Beirut by seeking refuge in a utopic mountain home they built for themselves. Unexpectedly, an illegal garbage landfill begins construction right next door. With it comes the very trash and corruption they were trying to escape. As the landfill rises, so do family tensions. The Badris are left with a choice: stay off the grid or leave their idyllic home and face the reality they fled, hoping to stay true to their ideals.

Presented by the director

Themes

Female DirectorChildhoodFirst FeatureSocial Issues

Director

Mounia Akl

Mounia Akl is an award-winning Lebanese filmmaker. Her short film, Submarine (2016), was in the Official Selection of the 69th Cannes Film Festival (Cinéfondation), SXSW, TIFF and Dubai Film Festival where it won the Muhr Jury Prize. In 2017, Mounia took part in the Lebanon Factory and co-directed a short film El Gran Libano which opened Cannes Directors’ Fortnight and screened at BFI London among others.

Filmography: Costa Brava, Lebanon (2021, D’A 2022), El Gran Líbano (codirected, short, 2017), Lebanon Factory (codirected, 2017), Submarine (short, 2016), Eva (short, 2014), Christine (short, 2014), Anoesis (short, 2011), Cheers, to Those Who Stay (short, 2010), Beirut, I Love You (I Love You Not) (short, 2009)

Mounia Akl

Film information

Director: Mounia Akl
Script: Mounia Akl, Clara Roquet
Contact: Lastor Media
With: Nadine Labaki, Saleh Bakri, Nadia Charbel, Ceana Restom, Geana Restom, Yumna Marwan, Liliane Chacar Khoury, François Nour
Country: Lebanon, Spain, France, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Qatar
Year: 2021
Format: DCP
Length: 106 min
Language: Arabic
Subtitles: Spanish

Sessions

04/05/2022 - 19:00h
Renoir Floridablanca – Sala 2
05/05/2022 - 19:45h
Renoir Floridablanca – Sala 7

Awards

VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL / LA BIENNALE
Special mention for the Fondazione Fai Persona Lavoro Ambiente Award

TIFF
NETPAC Award

BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL
Audience Award

SEVILLE EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL
Grand Jury Prize

Poster

Costa Brava, Líbano