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In June of 1982, Israel invaded Lebanon, a country just north of its border was already reeling from its ongoing fractious war. In this feature debut, director Oualid Mouaness revisits this cataclysmic moment in Lebanese history through a different lens: a kid's point-of-view at a quaker school on the outskirts of Beirut. As the geopolitical conflict inches closer and closer, 11-year-old Wissam (Mohamad Dalli) is more intent on finding the courage to tell his classmate that he loves her. For a dreamer like Wissam, who is more likely to be drawing than playing football, it's hard to comprehend the gravity of the impending violence. But for his teachers, Yesmine (Nadine Labaki) and Joseph (Rodrigue Sleiman), the jets in the sky signal something far more dangerous. As they try to mask their growing fears for the sake of the students, they also attempt to hide the fractures in their relationship. They fall on different sides of the political divide and look a way to reconcile a relationship that seems irreconcilable due the nature of the war besieging the country they love. 

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    100 minutes
  • Language
    English, Arabic
  • Country
    Lebanon, France, Norway, Qatar
  • Director
    Oualid Mouaness
  • Screenwriter
    Oualid Mouaness
  • Producer
    Oualid Mouaness, Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Georges Schoucair, Myriam Sassine, Christopher Tricarico
  • Executive Producer
    Rodney Adler, Jessie Creel, Anderson Hinsch, Candice Abela-Mikati, Fouad Mikati, Jorge Takla, Christopher Alender, David A. Smith
  • Co-Producer
    Louis Nader, Ingrid Lill Høgtun
  • Cinematographer
    Brian Rigney Hubbard
  • Editor
    Jad Dani Ali Hassan, Sabine El Gemayel
  • Production Design
    César El Hayeck
  • Sound Design
    Rana Eid
  • Music
    Nadim Mishlawi