Directed by Mounia Akl the feature film Costa Brava, Lebanon is ultimately about what it takes for one family to come together and reaffirm their commitments to their values and to each other. In Costa Brava, Lebanon, the free-spirited Badri family escape the overwhelming pollution and social unrest of Beirut by seeking refuge in a utopic mountain home they built for themselves. Unexpectedly, an illegal garbage landfill begins construction right next door. With it comes the very trash and corruption they were trying to escape. As the landfill rises, so do family tensions. The Badris are left with a choice: stay off the grid or leave their idyllic home and face the reality they fled, hoping to stay true to their ideals.Nadine Labaki is Souraya is a well-known singer and activist who toured the world with her music. Her husband, Walid (Saleh Bakri), leads the family to nature and a simpler way of life, but not without sacrifice.
A film by Mounia Akl co-written with Clara Roquet
STARRING: Nadine Labaki, Saleh Bakri, Nadia Charbel
"Akl has nonetheless produced a smart and sensitive film." NY Times
"A terrific debut" Screen Daily
"A heartfelt charmer" Variety
FESTIVAL & AWARDS: Venice Orizonti 2021 • El Gouna Film Festival 2021 • Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2021 • London Film Festival 2021 – Audience Award • Toronto International Film Festival 2021 – Winner NETPAC Award (NETPAC Award Mounia Akl)