Costa Brava, Lebanon premieres at Venice

Costa Brava, Lebanon by Mounia Akl premieres at the Venice Film Festival in the Orizzonti Extra section.

The film co-written by Clara Roquet and produced by Abbout Productions and co-produced by Snowglobe Film, Cinéma Defacto, Barentsfilm, Fox in the Snow and Lastor Media follows the free-spirited Badri family who have escaped the toxic pollution of Beirut by seeking refuge in the utopic mountain home they have built. But unexpectedly, a garbage landfill is built right outside their fence, bringing the trash and corruption of a whole country to their doorstep. As the trash rises, so do tensions between leaving or resisting, threatening their idyllic home and family unity.

Following its Venice premiere, Costa Brava, Lebanon will also head to Toronto International Film Festival, BFI London and have its MENA premiere at El Gouna FIlm Festival.