The Notebooks

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    The Notebooks

    • A film by

      Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige

    • post-production

    Synopsis

    On Christmas Eve in Montreal, Alex and her mother Maia receive a package in the mail.
    Inside are the countless notebooks, cassettes and photographs that Maia, between the ages of 13 and 18, sent from Beirut to her best friend who had left for Paris to escape the war. Maia refuses to open this Pandora’s box. Alex, on the other hand, is irresistibly attracted to these testimonies of an unknown past and discovers, between fantasy and reality, her mother’s tumultuous adolescence, her first love and the murderous war that rages, bringing to the surface well-kept secrets. With these revelations, Alex will convince her mother to return to Lebanon, after 25 years of exile, to face the ghosts of her past.

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