Four Daughters

Palme d’Or
Cannes Film Festival
Golden Eye
Cannes Film Festival
Best Documentary Feature
Academy Awards
Distinctive, daring and original...this bold and confrontational film is also joyous, playful and in some ways even empowering.


Four Daughters

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.

“Absorbing and devastating…An exhilarating confrontation between truth and performance, past and present.” – Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter

“Resonant and powerfully of the most memorable, stirring and moving Middle Eastern films of the decade.” – Mina Takla, Awards Watch

“Four Daughters is genuinely hard to forget. It will linger with you for days afterward.” – Gregory Ellwood, The Playlist

"This is the best kind of meta doc: one where the artifice works to carry us along on the family’s journey, rather than overwhelm us with trickery." – Phil de Semelyen, Time Out

“Four Daughters takes us into the intimate, inner circle of family ties to tell a larger story
of our time. The pain is personal, and the impact is global.” – Sharon Waxman, The Wrap

“An emotionally deep, profoundly affecting work... Ben Hania has achieved something truly remarkable.” – Jason Gorber, POV Magazine

“Fascinating, gripping … a rare and deeply penetrating film.”– Farah Cheded, Paste

WINNER ~ Golden Eye for Best Documentary, 2023 Cannes Film Festival

2023 Cannes Film Festival
2023 Toronto International Film Festival
2023 BFI London Film Festival
Not Rated
Documentary, Women and Film
Arabic, French, English
Kaouther Ben Hania
Nominee, Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival
Winner, Golden Eye, Cannes Film Festival
Nominee, Best Documentary Feature, Academy Awards
Winner, Best Documentary, Spirit Awards

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