A Watsch Films Company

Costa Brava, Lebanon

A film by Mounia Akl

Drama, 2021

The free-spirited Badri family has 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.

Producers Myriam Sassine, Georges Schoucair (Abbout Productions)
Co-Producers Katrin Pors & Eva Jakobsen (Snowglobe Film), Sophie Erbs & Tom Dercourt (Cinéma Defacto), Ingrid Lill Høgtun (Barentsfilm), Olivier Guerpillon (Fox in the Snow), Sergi Moreno (Lastor Media)
Screenwriter Mounia Akl, Clara Roquet
Cinematography Joe Saade
Editor Carlos Marquet-Marcet, Cyril Aris
Music Composer Nathan Larson
VFX Peter Hjorth
Production Design Thomas Bremer, Issa Kandil
Cast Saleh Bakri, Nadine Labaki, Nadia Charbel, Seana Restom, Geana Restom, Liliane Khoury, Francois Nour, Youmna Marwan, Muhyiddin Al Karra
With the support of Sundance Film Institute, TorinoFilmLab, Doha Film Institute, Centre national du cinéma et de l”image animée (CNC), El Gouna Film Festival, Malmo Arab Film Festival, Atelier D’Angers, Fondation Liban Cinema, Cinéfondation – Cannes Film Festival, Fonds Image de la Francophonie, Visions Sud Est, Ciclic, Swedish Film Institute, Film I Skåne, Danish Film Institute, Sorfønd, Instituto de la Cinematografia y de las Artes Audiovisuales (ICAA), Institut Català de les Empreses Culturals, CVS
International sales MK2
Photo credit Rudy Bou Chebel