Costa Brava, Lebanon focuses on Walid, his wife Souraya, and their two daughters Tala 17 and Rim 9 as they live their lives in a rural, self-sustaining existence away from the chaos and filth of Beirut. All seems to be going well until a landfill is constructed right next to their property, sometimes even spilling over into it. All four of the main characters are unique and provide something of interest to the story. All of the performances are very solid. Their world is void of social media, television and the main leisure/pleasure is a very nice sized swimming pool. For me the best part was just observing the family members interact with one another to provide some touching moments throughout. The landfill highlights what I suspect was an existing friction between Walid and Sourayan, he wanting to dig in his heels in spite of the landfill and she desiring her life back in Beirut, filled with music, friends, activity. Things come to a head and some hard decisions have been made. I grew attached to all of the characters and as such found the ending a bit lacking something for me. Nevertheless, Costa Brava, Lebanon has a warm heart and one that I enjoyed spending time with.
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A couple decide to leave the toxic pollution of their home city of Beirut, hoping to build a utopian existence in a pristine home in the mountains.
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September 13, 2022 at 01:10 AM