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Nadine Labaki – Costa Brava #Venezia78

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Pollution and trauma threaten idyllic home and family unity.

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PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Nadine Labaki, actress of the film Costa Brava.

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A conversation with Nadine Labaki, history-making Lebanese filmmaker and actress in the Mounia Akl’s feature directorial debut Costa Brava, presented in the Orizzonti Extra section of the 78th Venice Film Festival. In this interview, Labaki talks about the similarities between the character she portays in the film – a music star who retreats to the wild with her family – and her own life and her collaboration with Akl. She also talks about her concerns with the current situation in Lebanon, including the recent tragedies and environmental issues, and shares whether she believes that art can help actuate change.

Costa Brava: The free-spirited Badri family have escaped the toxic pollution of Beirut by seeking refuge in the utopic mountain home they have built. But unexpectedly, a garbage landfill is built right outside their fence, bringing the trash and corruption of a whole country to their doorstep. As the trash rises, so do tensions between leaving or resisting, threatening their idyllic home and family unity.

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Nadine Labaki
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Costa Brava
  • Festival section
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