“1982” is a life-affirming coming-of-age tale set at an idyllic school in Lebanon’s mountains on the eve of a looming invasion. It unfolds over a single day and follows an 11-year-old boy’s relentless quest to profess his love to a girl in his class. As the invasion encroaches on Beirut, it upends the day, threatening the entire country and its cohesion. Within the microcosm of the school, the film draws a harrowing portrait of a society torn between its desire for love and peace and the ideological schisms unraveling its seams. In his debut feature, director Oualid Mouaness delivers an ode to innocence in which he revisits one of the most cataclysmic moments in Lebanon’s history through the lens of a child and his vibrant imagination. The film demonstrates the complexities of love and war, and the resilience of the human spirit.

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Film Cast:

  • Yasmine: Nadine Labaki
  • Wissam: Mohammad Dali
  • Majid: Ghassan Maalouf
  • Ms. Leila: Aliya Khalidi
  • Joseph: Rodrigue Sleiman
  • Joana: Gia Madi
  • Abir: Lelya Harkous
  • Georges: Said Serhan
  • Carol (Majid’s Mother): Zeina Demelero
  • Moses (Bus Driver): Joseph Azoury

Film Crew:

  • Associate Producer: Michel Zana
  • Executive Producer: Fouad Mikati
  • Director of Photography: Brian Rigney Hubbard
  • Producer: Georges Schoucair
  • Line Producer: Abla Khoury
  • Producer: Christopher Tricarico
  • Co-Producer: Louis Nader
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Juan Campos
  • Producer: Oualid Mouaness
  • Sound Designer: Rana Eid
  • Executive Producer: David A. Smith
  • Sound Recordist: Rayan Al Obeidyine
  • Editor: Jad Dani Ali Hassan
  • Producer: Myriam Sassine
  • Editor: Sabine El Gemayel
  • Executive Producer: Candice Abela-Mikati
  • Production Design: César Hayek
  • Original Music Composer: Nadim Mishlawi
  • Producer: Alix Madigan-Yorkin
  • Sound Editor: Francois Yazbeck
  • Boom Operator: Jad Asmar
  • Line Producer: Lara Karam Chekerjian
  • Costume Design: Wael Boutros
  • Boom Operator: Chadi Kanj

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