Costa Brava, Lebanon

Direction: Mounia Akl
Screenplay: Mounia Akl, Clara Roquet
Year: 2021
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 106 min.

Cast: Nadine Labaki, Saleh Bakri, Nadia Charbel, Ceana Restom, Geana Restom, Liliane Chacar Khoury, Yumna Marwan
Production Companies: Abbout Productions (Líban)
Coproduction with: Cinéma Defacto (France), Lastor Media (Spain), Snowglobe Films (Denmark), Fox in the snow (Sweden), Barentsfilm (Norway)
International sales: MK2
Support: ICEC (Institut Català de les Empreses Culturals), ICAA (Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales)

The Badri family has escaped Beirut to build their own utopia away from the pollution and conflict of the big city. However, this oasis of resistance to global capitalism is threatened by the invasion of a nearby landfill and the family’s internal conflicts. An accurate portrait of a clan and their efforts to maintain an alternative lifestyle, Mounia Akl’s debut feature, winner of the NETPAC award at the Toronto Film Festival, co-written by Clara Roquet, director of Libertad, features an all-star cast led by fellow director Nadine Labaki (Caramel) and Saleh Bakri, the Paul Newman of Arab cinema.


Venice Film Festival 2021
The Collateral Award Honorable Mention of the Fondation Fai Persona Lavoro Ambiente

Sevilla Film Festival 2021
Grand Jury Prize

TIFF Toronto International Film Festival 2021

BFI London Film Festival 2021
Audience Award

El Gouma Film Festival 2021
Fipresci Award
Green Star Award

CINEMED — Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival 2021
Critic’s Award
Best Music Award

Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2021
Young Jury Award

Geneva Film Festival 2021
Reflet d’Or Award

94th Academy Awards
Lebanon’s official entry