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This summer’s series presents a retrospective of the collaborative film projects of Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige.Often blending history and fantasy, Hadjithomas and Joreige’s work captures the mood and contradictions of Lebanon in the post-war moment, and both their narrative and documentary work challenge the relationship between fact and fantasy and the writing of history. They use film to untangle representation from its referent, and their work engages the construction of memory from fragments.  


In June, July, and August, Mizna will screen a curated selection of Hadjithomas and Joreige’s films, culminating in September with a filmmaker visit and discussion of their latest narrative feature Memory Box, which will open the sixteenth Twin Cities Arab Film Festival at the Walker Art Center.

This screening is made possible with the support of Alliance Française.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    75 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Director
    Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige
  • Screenwriter
    Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige
  • Cast
    Catherine Deneuve, Rabih Mroué, Brigitte Curmi
  • Cinematographer
    Julien Hirsch
  • Editor
    Enrica Gattolini
  • Music
    Scrambled Eggs