A young couple on a fairground ride. The lights are blurred behind them. The man kisses the woman's chin.

Memory Box (15)

Directed by: Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige
Lebanon/Canada/France/Qatar / French, Arabic, English (partly subtitled) (2020)
Friday 21 January 2:15pm - Thursday 27 January 2022 8:15pm
Screen Two
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  • Peak Screenings (after 6pm) £10.50. Concessions £9
  • Off-Peak Screenings (before 6pm) £9. Concessions £8
  • Under 26s £5 all screenings

  • Cast
    Rim Turki, Manal Issa, Paloma Vauthier


    1 hour and 41 minutes

    Recommended Age:
    15 for strong bloody images

    A Canadian teen uncovers her mother's teen years in 1980s war-torn Lebanon, in this fresh and touching drama. 

    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.

    "This affecting drama tackles intergenerational trauma while espousing the value of preserving the past for future generations."
    Adam Woodward, Little White Lies
    A close up of the red cinema chairs and steps

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