Date: June 12, 2024
Venue: Curzon Bloomsbury
Address: The Brunswick Centre, London WC1N 1AW
Time: 18:00
Organized by: Marsm + AM Management

ALiF is proud to present a number of films from Lebanon to showcase the various stories the regions has to offer.


On the last day of school in June 1982, 11-year-old Wissam wants to tell his crush Joanna that he loves her. This heart-stopping pursuit takes place in the shadow of a war that is inching closer and closer. From their classrooms in the mountains on the outskirts of Beirut, the children see warplanes overhead and an imminent invasion. Starring actress and Oscar-nominated director Nadine Labaki as Yasmine, the schoolteacher trying to keep calm in the face of cataclysmic brink,1982 is a semi-autobiographical first feature by Lebanese director Oualid Mouaness. This is the story of looming war through the innocent eyes of a child in love for the first time. 1982 is an award-winning, life-affirming, coming-of-age tale, and is screening as part of the inaugural Arts of Lebanon Festival (ALiF), co-produced by Marsm and AM Productions.

The screening will be followed by a virtual Q&A with the Director  Oualid Mouaness.