1982
by Oualid Mouaness
Drama, 2019 , 1h 40min
France/Germany/Lebanon/Qatar

Summer 1982, Wissam, an 11 year-old boy, is determined to tell a girl in his classroom that he loves her. It is the end of the academic year of a school tucked safely in the mountains overlooking Beirut; final exams are underway. As Wissam yearns to express himself, the day is interrupted when an air invasion reaches Beirut. Even though the danger is still far, the school has to shut down and the students sent home. Wissam gets even more determined to get to the girl as it becomes clear to him that no one knows what tomorrow will bring. This story of first love against this backdrop portrays a day the kids will never forget.


Festivals & Awards

Toronto International Film Festival - NETPAC Award

El Gouna Film Festival - FIPRESCI International Critics Prize

Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival - Youth Audience Award

Carthage Film Festival

Asian World Film Festival - Audience Award

Ajyal Film Festival - Best Feature Film

Göteborg Film Festival

Hainan International Film Festival - Best Children's Picture


Producers Abbout Productions (Georges Schoucair), Tricycle Logic, Alix Madigan and Christopher Tricarico (Mad Dog Films)
Screenwriter Oualid Mouaness
Cinematography Brian Rigney Hubbard
Editor Jad Dani Ali Hassan, Sabine El Gemayel
Sound Rana Eid
Music Composer Nadim Mishlawi