FOUR DAUGHTERS

| 2023  –  117′  – DOCUMENTARY – TUNISIA/FRANCE
Written by: Kaouther Ben Hania.
Directed by: Kaouther Ben Hania.
Starring: Hend Sabri, Olfa Hamrouni, Eya Chikahoui, Tessir Chikahoui, Nour Karoui, Ichraq Matar, Majd Mastoura.
Official Selection Cannes International Film Festival 2023, Toronto International Film Festival.
In Arabic with English subtitles.
A Kino Lorber release. |

This riveting exploration of rebellion, memory, and sisterhood reconstructs the story of Olfa Hamrouni and her four daughters, unpacking a complex family history through intimate interviews and artful reenactments to examine how the Tunisian woman’s two eldest were radicalized. Casting professional actresses as the missing daughters, along with acclaimed Egyptian-Tunisian actress Hend Sabri as Olfa, Oscar® nominated director Kaouther Ben Hania (The Man Who Sold His Skin) restages pivotal moments in the family’s life. These scenes are interwoven with confessions and reflections from Olfa and her younger daughters, offering the women agency to tell their own story and capturing moments of joy, loss, violence, and heartache. Winner of four prizes including L’Oeil d’Or (Best Documentary) when it screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, Four Daughters is a compelling portrait of five women and a unique and ambitious work of nonfiction storytelling that explores the nature of memory, the weight of inherited trauma, and the ties that bind mothers and daughters.

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