Costa Brava, Lebanon

Liban, France, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Qatar/2021
Mounia Akl


A family leaves the overwhelming pollution in Beirut for an isolated homestead in the mountains, only for a landfill to begin construction next door.

Режија / Director:
Mounia Akl

Сценарио / Screenplay:
Mounia Akl,
Clara Roquet

Директор фотографије / Director of Photography:
Joe Saade

Монтажа / Film Editing:
Cyril Aris,
Carlos Marques-Marcet

Продуценти / Producers:
Tono Folguera,
Georges Schoucair,
Myriam Sassine

Продукцијска кућа / Production Company:
Abbout Productions,
Snowglobe Film,
Cinéma Defacto,
Fox in the Snow,
Lastor Media,
Swedish Film Institute,
Danish Film Institute,

Улоге / Cast:
Nadine Labaki,
Saleh Bakri,
Yumna Marwan,
Nadia Charbel

Трајање / Duration:

Mounia Akl
Director's Biography
Mounia Akl

Mounia Akl is a director and writer from Lebanon. She has lived in Beirut, Paris, and New York. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from ALBA and an MFA in Directing from Columbia University and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Her first feature film, Costa Brava, Lebanon (Sundance Labs, Cannes Residency), premiered in 2021 at the Venice Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival (Netpac Award), and BFI London Film Festival (Audience Award) amongst others. It was inspired by her short film Submarine (official selection at the 69th Cannes Film Festival, TIFF 2016). Mounia is currently developing new projects (TV and film) between Europe and the US, where she also was recently a Ted Talk Women speaker.