Memory Box
by Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige
Drama, 2021 , 100

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. 

Producers Abbout Productions (Georges Schoucair, Christian Eid), Haut Et Court (Carole Scotta, Barbara Letellier), micro_scope (Luc Déry, Kim Mc Craw, Jasmyrh Lemoine)
Screenwriter Gaëlle Macé, Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige
Cinematography Josée Deshaies
Editor Tina Baz
Sound Guillaume le Braz, Rana Eid, Olivier Goinard
Music Composer Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, Charbel Haber
VFX Laurent Brett