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Memory Box

  • Les Cahiers / The Notebooks (Working title)
Feature Film | 2019-2021 | Drama | Canada, France, Lebanon

Brief synopsis

Alex, 15, lives a normal Canadian teenage life except for the hold of her family's traumatic secrets inherited from the past. When mysterious notebooks reappear, her mother immediately decides to hide them away. But the temptation is too strong, Alex opens the boxes and unfolds her mother’s teenage years in Lebanon.
(source: Playtime)


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Rim TurkiMaia (adult) [L]
Manal IssaMaia (young) [L]
Paloma VauthierAlex [L]
Clémence SabbaghTéta [SR]
Hassan AkilRaja [SR]


Vfx supervisorLaurent Brett
Director of photographyJosée Deshaies
Casting directorSarah Teper
Casting directorAbla Khoury
Casting directorBrigitte Viau
Casting directorIsabelle Thez-Axelrad
Costume designerLara Mae Khamis
DirectorJoana Hadjithomas
DirectorKhalil Joreige
EditorTina Baz
ComposerRadwan Ghazi Moumneh
ComposerCharbel Haber
ProducerCarole ScottaHaut et Court
ProducerBarbara LetellierHaut et Court
ProducerChristian EidAbbout Productions
ProducerKim McCrawmicro_scope
ProducerLuc Dérymicro_scope
ProducerGeorges SchoucairAbbout Productions
ProducerJasmyrh Lemoinemicro_scope
Production designerFranckie Diago
Production designerMaia Al Khoury
Production designerMary Lynn Deachman
Assistant production managerSara Luna Caland
ScreenwriterGaëlle Macé
ScreenwriterJoana Hadjithomas
ScreenwriterKhalil Joreige
Co-writerFadette Drouard
Production sound mixerGuillaume Le Braz
Boom operatorJad Asmar
Sound re-recording mixerOlivier Goinard

Distributing companies

Haut et Court [fr]France (theatrical)
Les Films Opale [ca]Canada (theatrical)
Playtime (formerly Films distribution) [fr]International Sales


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Joana Hadjithomas2021Berlin Int. Film Festival [de]CompetitionNominated
Khalil Joreige2021Berlin Int. Film Festival [de]CompetitionNominated


2021GermanyBerlin Int. Film FestivalCompetition


Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 12/01/2022
PremiereFriday, 11/06/2021Berlinale Summer Open Air [de]