Costa Brava, Lebanon
Language: Arabic with English subtitles
Director: Mounia Akl
Cast: Saleh Bakri, Nadia Charbel, Ceana Restom, Geana Restom, Nadine Labaki
Genres: Drama, Women and Film
Distributor: Kino Lorber
The free-spirited Badri family have escaped the toxic pollution and social unrest of Beirut by seeking refuge in an idyllic mountain home. Without warning, the government starts to build a garbage landfill right outside their fence, 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.
"A terrific feature debut from Mounia Akl which works both as a compelling domestic drama and an elegant political allegory." -Wendy Ide, Screen International