Memory Box

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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.

Genre: Drama

Production Details

Directors and Writers: Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige Editor: Tina Baz Music: Radwan Moumneh, Charbel Haber Cast: Rim Turki, Manal Issa, Paloma Vauthier

Technical Details

Length: 102 mins Language: French, Arabic, English Certificate: to be confirmed Format: DCP


  • Date: 21st January 2022

Festivals and Awards

  • Best Film Nominee in Berlin International Film Festival, Seville European Film Festival, and Shanghai International Film Festival (2021)

Name: Anna Germanidi, Rachele Parietti (Modern Films)

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