Memory Box

By Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige 2021 Les Cahiers Feature Film
Memory Box
  • Drama
  • Friendship
  • Family
The duo of plastic 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.


Maia, a single mother of Montreal, thought she was done with her past when she receives an unprecedented Christmas present: a handful of notebooks, audiotapes, and photographs from the 80s. That's everything Maia mailed to her best friend when she was a teenager in Beirut Lebanon before she fled with her family to escape the war. The more she tries to hide what they contain, the more her teenage daughter, Alex, looks for answers. Maia's past resurfaces.

  • HD
  • DCP