Kino Lorber is planning a theatrical release for the film on July 15.
Lebanese director Mounia Akl’s Costa Brava, Lebanon is set to make its North American debut in July.
International film and video distributor Kino Lorber has picked up the North American rights to the dark tale set amid a raging climate crisis in near-future Lebanon, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter.
Costa Brava, Lebanon stars Palestinian actor Saleh Bakri and Lebanese actress Nadine Labaki.
Costa Brava is co-written by Akl and Spanish filmmaker Clara Roquet (El Adios) and has Bakri and Labaki playing a couple who leave Beirut in the hope of living a pollution-free life in the mountains. This utopian existence is destroyed, however, when the government decrees that a landfill be built right next to their new home, bringing the city’s rubbish right to their doorstep. Suddenly, the Badri family face being torn apart as tensions rise in their household.
On-screen, Akl, who divides her time between Lebanon and New York, is already famed for starring in the TV series Beirut, I Love You, which she co-created and co-directed. She has also helmed a number of shorts, including the 2016 effort Submarine, also set around Lebanon’s waste crisis.