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Costa Brava, Lebanon

  Mounia Akl

  Lebanon, France, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Qatar     106 minutes

Synopsis

The free-spirited Badri family has escaped the toxic pollution of Beirut by seeking refuge in a utopic mountain home they have built. Their idyllic life comes abruptly to a halt when, unexpectedly, the neighboring land is requisitioned and an illegal landfill is built just beyond their fence. The garbage and corruption of a whole country has arrived on their doorstep. As the trash rises, so do tensions as the family is divided between those who want to remain and resist at all costs and those who are desperate to escape. Anchored by exceptional performances led by Nadine Labaki (Capernaum) and Saleh Bakri (The Band’s Visit), this stirring family drama lends credence to the adage that all politics is personal.

 Arabic with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

In-Theater Screening

Fri, Oct 15 @ 5:30pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 9

In-Theater Screening

Fri, Oct 22 @ 3:15pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 9

Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 14 @ 12:00pm CDT to Oct 24 @ 11:59pm CDT in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin

Media

Film Credits

  •   Myriam Sassine, Georges Schoucair
  •   Mounia Akl, Clara Roquet
  •   Cyril Aris, Carlos Marques Marcet
  •   Joe Saade
  •   Nadine Labaki, Saleh Bakri, Nadia Charbel, Ceana and Geana Restom, Yumna Marwan, Liliane Chacar Khoury, François Nour
  •   Abbout Productions, Snowglobe, Cinema Defacto, Lastor Media, Fox in the Snow Films AB, Barentsfilm As, Gaïjin, Boo Pictures
  •   https://mk2films.com/en/film/costa-brava-lebanon/

Sponsors

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Cultural Partner

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