Costa Brava, Lebanon wins the NETPAC award at TIFF

Costa Brava, Lebanon by Mounia Akl was awarded this year's NETPAC award at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The jury composed from Gemma Cubero del Barrio, Isabelle Glachant and Elhum Shakerifar said that: “Costa Brava, Lebanon – an exquisite intergenerational family story – is an ode to sustainable futures by visionary new talent, Mounia Akl from her precious and troubled country”.

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.