Costa Brava, Lebanon

Lebanon, 107m, DCP

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened July 15–August 4, 2022

The free-spirited Badri family escapes the toxic pollution and social unrest of Beirut by seeking refuge in a utopic mountain home they’ve devoted years to building for themselves. Unexpectedly, the government begins construction on a garbage landfill right outside their fence, bringing the trash and corruption of a whole country to their doorstep. As the landfill rises, so do family tensions. The Badris are left with a choice: stay off the grid and stay true to their ideals, or leave their idyllic home and face the reality they fled. A Kino Lorber release

In Arabic with English subtitles

Official Selection: Venice Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, AFI Fest

A film by Mounia Akl

A terrific feature debut… which works both as a compelling domestic drama and an elegant political allegory.”

Wendy Ide, Screen International

A heartfelt charmer.”

Jessica Kiang, Variety

Ambitious… A smart and sensitive film.”

Austin Considine, The New York Times

Brilliant… visually ripe and darkly funny… the next big thing in Middle Eastern cinema.”

Jude Dry, IndieWire