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      Released Jun 10, 2022 1h 40m History Drama War TRAILER for 1982: Trailer 1 List 1982: Trailer 1 1982: Trailer 1 1:51 View more videos
      95% Tomatometer 21 Reviews 84% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings "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. "1982" stars Mohamad Dalli (in his acting debut) and Lebanese superstar Nadine Labaki (Capernaum, Where Do We Go Now, Caramel) alongside an extraordinary ensemble cast of professional and non-professional actors. "1982" is the first film from Lebanon to address the polemic and politically sensitive 1982 Lebanon War. Read More Read Less

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      Charting a child's journey toward a personal and political crossroads, 1982 takes a ground-level look at the toll of war.

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      Ann Hornaday Washington Post With “1982,” Mouaness gives viewers an immersive, ineffable sense of what it feels like to have the world shift under your feet before you even know it. Rated: 2.5/4 Sep 7, 2022 Full Review Elizabeth Weitzman TheWrap Mouaness directs his debut feature with a sensitive hand, even if his script, based on his own experience, could have used a lighter touch. Jun 9, 2022 Full Review Ben Kenigsberg New York Times Mouaness skillfully gives the film a near-real-time feel, conveying a sense that the war is approaching through small-scale details... Jun 9, 2022 Full Review Peter Canavese Celluloid Dreams Falls a bit short in sticking the landing, but there's lots here to hang a movie on; it's well-acted and a rarity in the current live-action cinema landscape in that it puts children in realistic situations exploring their emotional journeys. Rated: 2.5/4 Aug 5, 2022 Full Review Dennis Harvey 48 Hills The film makes an imaginative leap at the end that I found a bit trivializing...but it still leaves a potent impression. Jul 29, 2022 Full Review Luke Y. Thompson Films Gone Wild Perhaps by reminding us of the importance of small moments worth protecting, a movie like 1982 can rekindle the connection to that inner child of decades past. Jun 19, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      MaryJean It was very well movie made in Lebanon Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/15/22 Full Review ODEM Wasn't sure what to expect... then it got me and didn't let. A rare discovery of a fine film. Will not forget this one... Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/24/22 Full Review ruth h Beautiful film from a to z. It has a wonderful message and takes us to a time and place not many of us in the U.S. are familiar with. Everyone should see it. I cannot wait to see what this director does next. This film is a polished jewel. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/19/22 Full Review AIC Beautiful movie, picture, sound, actors a lot of emotions, loved it! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/12/22 Full Review Jorge Brana A delicate but real and powerful view of the way people feel when the specter of war is coming home, viewed from the perspective of a school, particularly through the eyes of a child (11 or 12) and a teacher. It certainly touches our emotional fibers. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/12/22 Full Review Hala This film is more than a war story. Its universal yet identical to some of my memories of the time. The filmmaker did an excellent job depicting the lives of Lebanese people and how they interacted and still interact during war time. A true period piece but very relatable to the present. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/12/22 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis "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. "1982" stars Mohamad Dalli (in his acting debut) and Lebanese superstar Nadine Labaki (Capernaum, Where Do We Go Now, Caramel) alongside an extraordinary ensemble cast of professional and non-professional actors. "1982" is the first film from Lebanon to address the polemic and politically sensitive 1982 Lebanon War.
      Director
      Oualid Mouaness
      Producer
      Oualid Mouaness, Alix Madigan, Georges Schoucair, Myriam Sassine, Christopher Tricarico
      Screenwriter
      Oualid Mouaness
      Distributor
      Tricycle Logic
      Production Co
      MAD DOG FILMS, Boo Pictures, Tricycle Logic, Barentsfilm, Soapbox Films, Abbout Productions, Ginger Beirut Production
      Genre
      History, Drama, War
      Original Language
      Arabic
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 10, 2022, Limited
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $43.8K
      Runtime
      1h 40m
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