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This film was last shown on 27 January 2022

In Memory Box, Maia, a single mother, lives in Montreal with her teenage daughter Alex. On Christmas Eve, they receive an unexpected delivery: a box of notebooks, tapes and photographs sent from Maia’s best friend from her childhood in Beirut. Maia refuses to open the box or confront its memories, but Alex secretly begins to explore the contents of the box on her own. Between fantasy and reality, Alex enters the world of her mother’s tumultuous, passionate adolescence during the Lebanese civil war, unlocking the complex mysteries of her mother’s secret past.


Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige
Canada, France, Lebanon, Qatar
1 hour 42 minutes
Manal Issa, Paloma Vauthier, Rim Turki


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