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1982

by Oualid Mouaness

synopsis

Summer, 1982. Wissam, an 11-year-old boy, is determined to tell Joanna, a girl in his class, that he loves her. Final exams are underway in their school, tucked safely in the mountains overlooking Beirut. As Wissam yearns to express himself, an air invasion reaches the capital. The students are sent home, and Wissam’s determination grows as it becomes clear to him that no one knows what tomorrow will bring. This story of first love portrays a day the kids will never forget.

original title: 1982
country: United States, Lebanon, Norway, Qatar
sales agent: WaZabi Films (CA)
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Oualid Mouaness
screenplay: Oualid Mouaness
cast: Mohamad Dalli, Aliya Khalidi, Rodrigue Sleiman, Said Serhan, Zeina Saab Demelero, Nadine Labaki, Joseph Azoury, Ghassan Maalouf, Gia Madi, Lilia Harkous
cinematography by: Brian Rigney Hubbard
film editing: Jad Dani Ali Hassan, Sabine El Gemayel
art director: César El Hayeck
costumes designer: Wael Boutros
music: Nadim Mishlawi
producer: Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Oualid Mouaness, Myriam Sassine, Georges Schoucair, Christopher Tricarico
executive producer: Candice Abela-Mikati
line producer: Abla Khoury
production: Barentsfilm As, Tricycle Logic (US), Abbout Productions (LB), Mad Dog Films (US), Boo Pictures (US), Soapbox Films (US), Old Mill Ventures (US)
backing: Doha Film Institute (QA), Sørfond+ (NO), Fonds Image de la Francophonie (FR), The Sundance Film Institute Feature Film Program (US)
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