Memory Box


Greek Premiere

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 1980s 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.

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Direction: Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige
Script: Gaëlle Macé, Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige
Cinematography: Josée Deshaies
Editing: Tina Baz
Sound: Guillaume le Braz, Rana Eid, Olivier Goinard
Music: Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, Charbel Haber
Actors: Rim Turki, Manal Issa, Paloma Vauthier, Clémence Sabbagh, Hassan Akil
Production: Haut et Court, Abbout Productions, micro_scope
Producers: Carole Scotta, Barbara Letellier, Georges Schoucair, Christian Eid, Luc Déry, Kim McCraw, Jasmyrh Lemoine
Costumes: Lara Mae Khamis
Production Design: Maïa El Khoury, Mary Lynn Deachman, Franckie Diago
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: France, Lebanon, Canada, Qatar
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 103'
Contact: Playtime

Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige

The work of filmmakers/artists Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige interrogates the creation of images and representation, from the construction of the imaginary to the writing of contemporary history. Their feature films The Lebanese Rocket Society, A Perfect Day, and Je Veux Voir (featuring Catherine Deneuve and Rabih Mroué) have been screened and awarded in major international festivals, and their artworks have been exhibited in prominent museums, biennales, and art centers worldwide. In 2017, they were awarded the prestigious Marcel Duchamp Prize. Hadjithomas and Joreige are the co-founders of Abbout Productions and serve as executive board members of the Metropolis Cinema in Beirut.


1999 Around the Pink House
2000 Khiam (doc)
2005 A Perfect Day
2008 I Want to See
2012 The Lebanese Rocket Society (doc)
2016 Ismyrne (doc)
2021 Memory Box