Four Daughters15

Directed by Kaouther Ben Hania | Tunisia | 2023 | 1h 47m | Arabic & French w/ English subtitles

Fact and fiction mix in this documentary reconstructing the story of Tunisian mother Olfa Hamrouni and her four daughters to examine how her two eldest were radicalised by Islamic extremists. Casting professional actresses as the missing daughters, award-winning director Kaouther Ben Hania (The Man Who Sold His Skin) reenacts pivotal moments in the family’s life. A riveting exploration of rebellion, memory, and sisterhood that won Best Documentary at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.

Reviews

‘Ben Hania takes the building blocks of filmmaking and constructs from them something cathartic, affecting and original.’
★★★★
Philip De Sealyen, Time Out

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