-ESQUIRE . THRIVE GLOBAL . CINE CLENDESTINO
"STUNNING DIRECTORIAL DEBUT"
"A SENSITIVE SLICE-OF-LIFE DRAMA"
"AUDACIOUS. POWERFUL FILMMAKING"
A testament to the strength of a child’s imagination”
"A STIRRING TRIBUTE TO INNOCENCE."
"A REVOLUTIONARY FILM...
Unlike anything seen before in Lebanese Cinema"
"A touching tale of first love and resilience of the human spirit."
-Lorna Cordai CULTURED VULTURES
"UN HYMNE ÉMOUVANT À L'INNOCENCE"
-Carlota Mosguí CINEUROPA
“1982 EXCELS IN VISUAL ACUMEN AND NARRATIVE BALANCE... Mouaness’ debut feature succeeds in accessing emotional truths that leave a lingering bittersweet melancholy.”
–Jay Wiesberg VARIETY
"DISTINCT AND POWERFUL FILMMAKING CRAFT...”
-Andrew Bundy THE PLAYLIST
"Conjured up memories of Roberto Benigni's LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL."
- Keith Whittier OTTAWA LIFE
A HAUNTING, SLOW BURNING STORY.
-Matt Bodkin ECLAIM.CA
"AN ULTIMATELY SOLID DEBUT THAT WILL UNDOUBTEDLY BREAK YOUR HEART."
-Thomas Wishloff IN THE SEATS
"The depth Mouaness brings to each of his characters, major and minor, is impressive. We feel, in a relatively short time, like we have come to know them and that alone is A TRIUMPH.”
1982 triumphs as it should.
-Nina Rothe THRIVE GLOBAL
Reminiscent of Philippe Falardeau’s Monsieur Lazhar,
the film is a touching, delicate look at childlike wonder and humanity, and the loss of innocence that comes with adulthood. 1982 demonstrates the complexities of love and war, as well as the resilience of the human spirit.
-Lorna Cordai CINEMA ESCAPIST