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Costa Brava, Lebanon

Directed by Mounia Akl

Lebanon/France/Sweden/Denmark/Norway/Spain 2021

Arabic, 106 min

The Badri family lives in isolation in Lebanon’s mountains. When the government inaugurates a landfill outside their fence, everything they escaped catches up with them.

COSTA BRAVA, LEBANON is the acclaimed debut feature of rising talent Mounia Akl, whose Award-winning short film SUBMARINE (2016) was selected in Cannes and Toronto. The project won Malmö Arab Film Festival's Feature development Award, as well as development grants at Sundance, Cannes Cinefondation, Torino Film Lab etc. 

PREMIERE VENICE FILM FESTIVAL 2021 (Orizzonti Extra)

LEBANON OSCAR ENTRY 2022

 

Over 12 major international awards, including: NETPAC Award, Toronto 2021; Audience Award, BFI London Film Festival 2021; FIPRESCI Award, El Gouna Film Festival; Critics Award and Best Music Award, Cinemed Film Festival Montpellier 2021

"A stellar near future family drama" [A] - Andrew Crump, Playlist 

"A terrific debut" - Wendy Ide, Screen Daily 

"A heartfelt charmer" - Jessica Kiang, Variety

"An elegant political allegory" - Wendy Ide, Screen Daily

DIRECTOR

Mounia Akl

SCRIPTWRITERS

Mounia Akl, Clara Roquet

PRODUCERS

Myriam Sassine, Georges Schoucair, Olivier Guerpillon, Katrin Pors, Sophie Erbs, Sergi Moreno

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Joe Saade

MUSIC

Nathan Larson

EDITING

Cyril Aris

MAIN CAST

Nadine Labaki, Saleh Bakri

PRODUCED BY

Abbout Productions (Myriam Sassine, Georges Schoucair), Lebanon, fox in the snow (Olivier Guerpillon), Sweden, Snowglobe (Katrin Pors), Denmark, Cinema Defacto (Sophie Erbs), France, Barentsfilm (Ingrid Høgtun), Norway, Lastor Media (Sergi Moreno), Spain

in co-production with Film I Skåne 

in collaboration with Participant and Endeavour Content 

WITH SUPPORT FROM

Swedish Film Institute, Danish Film Institute, Sørfond, Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC) etc

SWEDISH DISTRIBUTION

Folkets Bio

WORLD SALES

MK2 Films

PREMIERE

Venice  Film Festival 2021 (Orizzonti Extra)

AWARDS

NETPAC Award, Toronto 2021; Audience Award, BFI London Film Festival 2021; FIPRESCI Award, El Gouna Film Festival; Critics Award and Best Music Award, Cinemed Film Festival Montpellier 2021, Reflet d'Or  for Best Film, Geneve Film Festival 2021, Grand Jury Prize, Seville Film Festival 2021 

THEATRICAL RELEASES

Sweden: Jan 21, 2022 (Folkets Bio)

Switzerland: Feb 2, 2022 (Trigon-Film)

TBC

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