6 April 2022

Memory Box

Part of #ThisIsNotABuffet

A film by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige

Starts 8:30 pm

Ends 10:00 pm

Venue Cinema Akil

Warehouse 68


The film follows 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 her hidden past.