1982 [real: Oualid Mouaness]

Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2015
Format : Feature

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.

A film by Oualid Mouaness

Lebanon / France / Germany / Qatar, 2015, Feature Narrative, 1hr40, Drama / Original Language: Arabic

Interests: Animation, Coming of age, Drama, Politics, History, War, Children
YEAR: 2015 (production)
COUNTRIES:: Lebanon / France / Germany / Qatar

Abbout Productions (Georges Schoucair, Lebanon)
Echo Film (Michel Zana, France)
Tricycle Logic (Oualid Mouaness, Lebanon)
Twenty Twenty Vision (Thanassis Karathanos, Germany)
Manny Films (Philippe Gompel & Birgit Kremner, Germany)

Director: Oualid Mouaness

SCREENWRITER: Oualid Mouaness


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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