Lebanese sensation Nadine Labaki has put the Arab film industry on the global map with her stints as filmmaker and actor, with her movie Capernaum bagging nominations at BAFTA and the Academy Awards this year. Now, she’s set to dazzle the big screen next month with the global unveiling of her latest film 1982, which will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival that’s running from 5-15 September.
Marking the directorial debut of Oualid Mouaness, the movie is set in the mountains of Lebanon and explores the life of a young boy Wissam who falls in love with a classmate at a time when the country is engulfed in war. Nadine will be seen playing the role of a downtrodden schoolteacher, Yasmeen, who finds herself in the middle of the 1982 seige of Beirut. Definitely one we’re eagerly waiting for!