12 March 2022
12 March 2022 | Part of Alserkal Art Week
Exclusive screening of Memory Box at Cinema Akil, with only 50 tickets available
Starts 4:30 pm
Ends 7:00 pm
Venue Cinema Akil
Memory Box is Joana Hadjithomas’ and Khalil Joreige’s most accomplished work to date. For years, these two artists and filmmakers have been questioning the role of memory in creating images and writing contemporary history. The pair has always shown an interest in the emotional processes associated with the trauma of war, but this time they have decided to put themselves on the line.
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.
Join us for the exclusive screening on March 12, at 4:45 PM. Book your free ticket here.