Cert: TBC

Four Daughters

In this astonishing and poignant film, director Kaouther Ben Hania (The Man Who Sold His Skin) blends documentary and fiction to tell the story of Olfa and her four daughters. One day, her two eldest daughters disappeared without a trace. To fill their absence, the director calls upon professional actors and sets up an extraordinary film mechanism to try to unveil the story of this family.

Combining direct interviews with re-enactments, this is as much of a documentary about this family and their shared trauma as it is a documentary about the very process of filmmaking.

The result is an intimate, yet devastating, journey of hope, rebellion, violence and sisterhood.

An astounding journey that will linger long after it ends.

Cannes Film Festival 2023
Toronto International Film Festival 2023
BFI London Film Festival 2023

Nominated for Best International Feature Film at the 96th Academy Awards in 2024.

‘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

‘Rarely does Ben Hania’s film feel exploitative or manipulative. In fact, more than anything, Four Daughters is radical in its honesty and courage’

Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter

‘Like a kind of cinematic Lego set, Ben Hania takes the building blocks of filmmaking and constructs from them something cathartic, affecting and original’

Philip De Semlyen, Time Out
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