November 2, 2022
"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.
The story 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. "1982" won the Cannes Film Festival's youth sidebar's PRIX CANNES ECRANS JUNIORS 2021, the Toronto International Film Festival's NETPAC AWARD, a FIPRESCI International Critics Prize at El-Gouna, and the UNICEF 2021 Prize, among numerous others. The film was Lebanon's official submission to the 92nd Academy Awards and holds the Murex D'Or, Lebanon's Best Feature Film honor of the last two years.
Director Oualid Mouaness will introduce the film via Zoom, and participate in a post-screening Zoom Q & A co-moderated by Dickinson professors Margaret Frohlich (Spanish and Film & Media Studies) and Mireille Rebeiz (French and Francophone Studies). Seats are limited; all participants should register here to secure a seat: https://dickinson.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ntdIF9X1QOeyhIm2tR0zlg
Co-sponsored by the departments of Film & Media Studies, Arabic, Middle East Studies, French & Francophone Studies, Judaic Studies, Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Political Science, and International Studies.
Refreshments will be served in advance of this event at 6:30PM in the Althouse Ground Floor Lounge.