Memory Box

By Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige 2021 Feature Film
102 min
Memory Box
  • Drama
  • Friendship
  • Family
The duo of filmmakers and artists Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige ("I want to see" – Cannes 2008) presents this powerful family saga, staged between Montreal and Beirut, about the intersections between our private lives and History.

Synopsis

Maia, a single mother, lives in Montreal with her teenage daughter, Alex. On Christmas Eve, they receive an unexpected delivery: notebooks, tapes, and photos Maia sent to her best friend from 1980’s Beirut. Maia refuses to open the box or confront its memories, but Alex secretly begins diving into it. Between fantasy and reality, Alex enters the world of her mother’s tumultuous, passionate adolescence during the Lebanese civil war, unlocking mysteries of a hidden past.

  • HD
  • DCP