Feature Narrative Competition | 100 min | 2019

About the Film

In June 1982, at a school tucked safely in the mountains overlooking Beirut, final exams are underway. Eleven-year-old Wissam decides to tell his classmate Joanna that he loves her. As Wissam yearns to express himself, the day is interrupted when an air invasion reaches Beirut, and the school has to shut down. Nobody knows what the future will bring, so Wissam gets even more determined to declare his love. This story of first love set against the backdrop of war portrays a day full of emotions to be remembered.


Film Info

Section Feature Narrative Competition
Year 2019
Length 100 min
Language Arabic, English with subtitles in English
Country Lebanon, United States, Norway

Film Credits

Director Oualid Mouaness
Screenplay Oualid Mouaness
Cinematography Brian Rigney Hubbard
Editing Jad Dani Ali Hassan, Sabine El Gemayel
Producer Georges Schoucair, Myriam Sassine, Oualid Mouaness, Alix Madigan, Christopher Tricarico
Production Company Tricycle Logic, Abbout Productions, Mad Dog Films, Boo Pictures
Sound Design
Sound Rana Eid
Cast Nadine Labaki, Aliya Khalidi, Rodrigue Sleiman, Zeina Saab de Melero

Film Contacts

Directed by: Oualid Mouaness