June 1982, eleven year old Wissam is determined to tell his classmate Joanna that he loves her. It is the end of the academic year at a school tucked safely in the mountains overlooking Beirut; final exams are underway. As Wissam yearns to express himself, the day is interrupted when an air invasion reaches Beirut.
Even though the danger is still far, the school has to shut down and the students are sent home. Wissam gets more determined to declare his love as it becomes clear that no one knows what tomorrow will bring.
This story of first love against this backdrop of war portrays a day kids and adults will never forget.
Nick Vivarelli // Variety