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1982 (2019)




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June 1982, eleven year old Wissam is determined to tell his classmate Joanna that he loves her. It is the end of the academic year at 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 are sent home. Wissam gets more determined to declare his love as it becomes clear that no one knows what tomorrow will bring. This story of first love against this backdrop of war portrays a day kids and adults will never forget.


Critic Reviews for 1982

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

Succeeds in accessing emotional truths that leave a lingering bittersweet melancholy.

December 16, 2019 | Full Review…

A sensitive slice-of-life drama.

September 19, 2019

On a minute-to-minute basis it's mundane and cinematically ordinary.

September 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Mouaness has a better handle on the ins and out of school life and love than he does the bigger picture.

March 23, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Fortunately the movie is very intelligent and treats us like intelligent people. [Full Review in Spanish]

October 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Mouaness effectively captures the slow erosion of innocence.

September 19, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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