Costa Brava, Lebanon

Showings

Coral Gables Art Cinema Fri, Aug 12 2:45 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Sat, Aug 13 1:45 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Sun, Aug 14 6:30 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Mon, Aug 15 3:00 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Tue, Aug 16 4:45 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Wed, Aug 17 4:30 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Thu, Aug 18 7:45 PM
Film Info
Country:Denmark
France
Lebanon
Norway
Qatar
Spain
Sweden
Release Year:2022
Runtime:106
Director:Mounia Akl
Language:Arabic

Description

In Costa Brava, Lebanon, the free-spirited Badri family escape the overwhelming pollution and social unrest of Beirut, seeking refuge in a utopic mountain home they've built for themselves. Things take a turn, however, when an illegal garbage landfill begins construction right next door. With it comes the very trash and corruption they'd sought to escape. As the landfill rises, so do family tensions. The Badris—Nadine Labaki (Capernaum) and Saleh Bakri (Wajib)—are left with a choice: stand their ground or leave their idyllic home. 

Costa Brava, Lebanon is about what it takes for one family to reaffirm their commitment to their values and to each other. 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 nuanced performances she elicits from her cast.