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Four Daughters

Directed by Kaouther Ben Hania

France | Documentary | 107

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Innovative in form and piercing in content, Four Daughters tells the story of the titular Tunisian quartet and their unflinching, unforgiving, immensely complicated mother. This is a woman who bludgeoned her husband on their wedding night and used the blood as proof of consummation while at the same time being a horrifically strict parent, afraid that her girls will turn into “sluts.” Now young adults, the women reflect on their turbulent upbringing with laughter and tears, and director Ben Hania employs the radical device of sometimes having actresses play the daughters to enact difficult scenes from their lives. Where the story goes is utterly surprising, sometimes shocking, and always riveting while also being a potent reminder of the difficulties facing Arab women in conservative cultures. The film was the co-winner of the prestigious Golden Eye award for Best Documentary at Cannes.

Director Kaouther Ben Hania

Kaouther Ben Hania was born in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia. She has directed the features The Blade of Tunis (13), Zaineb Hates the Snow (16), Beauty and the Dogs (17), and The Man Who Sold His Skin (20). Four Daughters is her most recent film.


Film Details

Language Arabic

Original Language Title Les filles d’Olfa

Year 2023

Runtime 107

Country France, Saudi

Director Kaouther Ben Hania

Producer Nadim Cheikhrouha

Editor Qutaiba Barhamji

Cinematographer Farouk Laâridh

Closed Captions Closed captions are not available for this film.

Audio Description Audio descriptions are not available for this film.