August 1, 2022
Kino Lorber has set home release dates for the Arabic-language film Costa Brava, Lebanon, a drama directed by Mounia Akl from a screenplay by Akl and Clara Roquet.
The film, which had its world premiere at the 2021 Venice International Film Festival in September 2021, will be available for digital rental or purchase on Aug. 16 at Kino Now, and on Sept. 13 on all major digital platforms as well as on Blu-ray Disc.
Costa Brava, Lebanon is set in the near future, when Soraya and Walid build an idyllic life in the mountains, far from the disorder and pollution of Beirut, capital of Lebanon. There, they live with one of their parents and their two children — until the government builds a garbage landfill right outside their property, intruding on their domestic utopia and bringing the trash and corruption of a whole country to their doorstep. As the landfill rises, so does tension in the household, revealing a long-simmering division between those family members who wish to defend or abandon the mountain oasis they have built.
Costa Brava, Lebanon was selected as the Lebanese entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards. The film also was nominated for the New Talent Award at the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2021. It stars Nadine Labaki, Saleh Bakri, Nadia Charbel, Ceana Restom, Geana Restom, Liliane Chacar Khoury, Yumna Marwan and Francois Nour.