Four Daughters

Nominated for Best Documentary


Best Documentary Award given to the director and producer.

Credits

Director: Kaouther Ben Hania

Producer: Nadim Cheikhrouha

Synopsis

Winner of the Best Documentary prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Four Daughters is a riveting cinematic exploration of rebellion, memory and sisterhood about a Tunisian woman whose two eldest daughters 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) re-stages 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.