Launched last year in Venice, the movie tells the story of a family who moved to the mountains to get away from Beirut’s pollution. Without any previous notice, authorities started building a garbage landfill outside of their house.
The family had been working on the house for so many years and put all their money and efforts into it.
To their surprise, they were welcomed to the area with trash on their doorstep along with the consequences of being consumed with garbage.
Early in June of this year, the U.S. film and video distributor Kino Lorber acquired the North American rights to the film after it won numerous prizes and major film festivals, including the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and the 65th BFI London Film Festival.