Synopsis: In 1982, at a private school in the mountains of Lebanon, 11-year-old Wissam is intent on finding the courage to tell his classmate he loves her, as an air invasion reaches the capital Beirut and shatters the school’s calm. Wissam finds it difficult to comprehend the gravity of the impending violence. But for his teachers, Yasmine and Joseph, the jets in the sky signal something much graver.
Director’s biography: Oualid Mouaness is a Lebanese producer, writer and director. He holds a Master’s degree in Writing and Directing from Florida State University and has directed the short films “Saint in the Sun” (2002) and “The Rifle, the Jackal, the Wolf, and the Boy” (2016), which was shortlisted for an Oscar in 2017. He has also produced music videos for David Bowie, Annie Lennox, Lana Del Rey and Justin Timberlake, amongst others.