Four Daughters (2160x1023)
Four Daughters (2160x1023)
Four Daughters (2023) © Tanit Films

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Four Daughters

Kaouther Ben Hania | France, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Tunisia, Cyprus | 2023 | Unclassified (15+)

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After Olfa's two eldest daughters disappear, two actors are brought in to recreate their story and unlock the truth, in Kaouther Ben Hania's Oscar-nominated film.

'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 (TheWrap)

Olfa's family is fractured. Her arranged marriage has broken down and she's spent most of her life as the single mother of four daughters, but her two eldest daughters have now disappeared. To tell their family's story, two professional actors are recruited to play the roles of the missing women. Secrets are unlocked, old wounds are reopened and a family's intergenerational traumas are laid bare.

Blasting through the building blocks of the "talking heads"-style documentary, Kaouther Ben Hania's thoroughly creative and enthralling film harnesses fiction to build a space for the truth to unravel before the viewers eyes.

Four Daughters premiered at the 76th Cannes Film Festival as one of the few documentaries to screen in competition, subsequently receiving the L’Oeil d’Or award for best documentary feature. This film has since gone on to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary.

Format: DCP
Language: Arabic, English and French with English subtitles
Source: Chrysaor
Courtesy: Chrysaor
Runtime: 107 mins

Event duration

107 mins


Unclassified (15+)

Viewers under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.


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