Costa Brava, Lebanon (Blu-ray)

Directed by Mounia Akl

Release Year: 2021
Running Time: 107
UPC: 7 38329 26008 8
Optional English Subtitles: Yes
Color Type: Color
Country: Lebanon
Language: Arabic with English subtitles
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Cast
Saleh Bakri
Nadia Charbel
Ceana Restom
Geana Restom
Nadine Labaki

Crew
Cinematographer Joe Saade
Writer Clara Roquet
Directed by Mounia Akl

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).

This film opens July 15 in theaters, click here to find a venue near you.


Blu-ray Extras Include:

Mounia Akl Featurette

Behind-the-Scenes Footage

Deleted Scenes

Q&A

Theatrical trailer

"A heartfelt charmer."

"A terrific feature debut… works both as a compelling domestic drama and an elegant political allegory."

“Something uniquely special and a perfect, alluring example of all that is wrong with the world we’re living in.”

“When it comes to individual people and their hopes, fears and desires, Akl has a talent for both the surreal flourish and the grounded insight.”

  • Winner – Audience Award - BFI London Film Festival 

    Winner – NETPAC Award - Toronto International Film Festival

    Official Selection – Venice International Film Festival

    Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival 

    Official Selection – SFFILM 

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