Memory Box – Cinema Galeries

Memory Box

Directed byJoana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige, starringRim Turki, Manal Issa, Paloma Vauthier
  • ORIGINAL LANGUAGE AR
  • SUBTITLES EN
  • Duration 102

Introducing

Re-writing contemporary history and questioning the role of memory in the fabrication of images is a recurrent theme in Hadjithomas and Joreige’s artistic and cinematographic work. “The creative treatment of the image, including meaningful juxtaposition of different gauges and textures, has never felt so accessible to audiences unused to avant-garde practices, and while this is a deeply personal film, it will have overpowering resonance with multitudes of viewers.” Variety

Synopsis

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.

Introducing

Re-writing contemporary history and questioning the role of memory in the fabrication of images is a recurrent theme in Hadjithomas and Joreige’s artistic and cinematographic work. “The creative treatment of the image, including meaningful juxtaposition of different gauges and textures, has never felt so accessible to audiences unused to avant-garde practices, and while this is a deeply personal film, it will have overpowering resonance with multitudes of viewers.” Variety

Synopsis

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.

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