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Costa Brava, Lebanon

Directed by Mounia Akl
2021
Lebanon
107 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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Nadine Labaki and Saleh Bakri star in this story of a family that quits Beirut only to discover that escaping its chaos is not so easy. Award-winner at Toronto and London.
The Badri family decided years ago to abandon Beirut with its terrible pollution, garbage-filled streets and corruption. Souraya (Labaki, Capernaum) is a world-renowned singer, husband Walid (Bakri, Wajib) is an activist, and with their daughters and Walid’s mother, they now live in a beautiful retreat in the mountains. But their idyllic existence is shattered when men arrive to build a garbage landfill next door. Confronted by a world they thought they could leave behind, the family spirals into crisis. Made in the aftermath of the catastrophic Beirut explosion in 2020, Mounia Akl’s debut feature, which premiered at Venice and won awards in Toronto and London, is filled with both anger and charm.

 Shortlisted for the Sustainable Future Award.
A heartfelt charmer.
Jessica Kiang, Variety

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Wed 15 Jun
6:30pm
Ritz Randwick - Cinema 5
Past Event Cancel
Sat 18 Jun
4:30pm
Event Cinemas George Street - Cinema 11
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
Features
Year
2021
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
Lebanon, France, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Qatar
Language
In Arabic with English subtitles
Director
Mounia Akl
Producer
Myriam Sassine, Georges Schoucair
Cast
Nadine Labaki, Saleh Bakri, Nadia Charbel
Screenwriter
Mounia Akl, Clara Roquet
Cinematographer
Joe Saade
Editor
Carlos Marques-Marcet, Cyril Aris
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Women Directors, Environmental, Middle East, Politics & Economics
Company Credits
Sales Agent: MK2 Films
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