LEBANON'S OFFICIAL SELECTION FOR THE 92nd ACADEMY AWARDS 2020
“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...
Mouaness’ feature-length debut is audacious and admirable; it’s very well made, impressively staged and shot with an artistic eye for the smallest of details. 1982 captures that beautiful sense of childhood innocence—wonder and longing—that always seems to get lost somewhere along the way to growing up”
- Andrew Bundy THE PLAYLIST
"A SENSITIVE SLICE-OF-LIFE DRAMA... has such a wonderful ensemble cast with characters that feel like they each have their own backstory that it’s easy to get swept up in the tension even before the bomber planes make their appearance. The movie explores what it’s like for a child to make sense of senseless violence."
- Monica Catilo ROGER EBERT
"A touching tale of first love and resilience of the human spirit."
-Lorna Cordai CULTURED VULTURES
"Conjured up memories of Roberto Benigni's LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL."
- Keith Whittier OTTAWA LIFE
A HAUNTING, SLOW BURNING STORY.
-Matt Bodkin ECLAIM.CA
“With EXTRAORDINARY PERFORMANCES, we are not only given the opportunity to walk back in time, but to also walk in another’s shoes in a world where the future of tomorrow is truly unknown.
- Pamela Powell REAL HONEST REVIEWS
"AN ULTIMATELY SOLID DEBUT THAT WILL UNDOUBTEDLY BREAK YOUR HEART."
-Thomas Wishloff IN THE SEATS
"The depth he [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.”
"STUNNING DIRECTORIAL DEBUT"
-Monique Vingneault FILM INQUIRY
A great film that finds hope in tragedy.
-Georgio Biferali ESQUIRE
1982 triumphs as it should.
-Nina Rothe THRIVE GLOBAL
"UN HYMNE ÉMOUVANT À L'INNOCENCE"
-Carlota Mosguí CINEUROPA