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Khalil Joreige and Joana Hadjithomas


The Notebooks

Producer: Georges Schoucair
Screenwriter: Khalil Joreige and Joana Hadjithomas
Production Company: Abbout Productions
Language: Arabic, English
Total Budget: 1,430,387 USD

Project Synopsis:

One Christmas morning, a strange parcel arrives at Maia’s doorstep and shakes up her life. The box contains the notebooks, photographs and audiotapes she exchanged with her best friend Carine between 1982 and 1988, before leaving Lebanon. Haunted by painful memories, she refuses to go through the contents, but her young daughter Alex has a different plan. With each memoir, Alex starts fantasising about her mother’s life as a teenager in the 80’s.

Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige are filmmakers and artists who have directed several award-winning films together, gaining international acclaim for work on “A Perfect Day”, “I Want To See” and “The Lebanese Rocket Society”. Their artworks have been displayed at museums around the world. They are also co-founders of Abbout Productions and sit on the board of Metropolis Cinema.