“Compelling, ambitious. A therapeutic exercise, and a commentary on the filmmaking process itself.” - Jessica Kiang, Variety

"Genuinely hard to forget. It will linger with you for days afterward.” - Gregory Ellwood, The Playlist

Kaouther Ben Hania’s (THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN) haunting FOUR DAUGHTERS unpacks a complex family history to examine how a Tunisian woman’s two eldest daughters were radicalized by Islamic extremists. Casting professional actresses as the missing daughters, and acclaimed Egyptian-Tunisian actress Hend Sabri as the matriarch Olfa, Hania interweaves confessions and reflections from Olfa and her younger daughters with reenactments of pivotal moments in the family’s life, offering the women agency to tell their own story while capturing moments of joy, loss, violence, and heartache. Winner of the Best Documentary prize at the Cannes Film Festival, FOUR DAUGHTERS is a compelling and ambitious work of nonfiction cinema. Film Center exclusive.

Awards & Nominations

Winner - Best Documentary, Cannes
Official Selection - Toronto International Film Festival, AFI Fest, BFI London Film Festival
96th Academy Awards - Official Submission, Tunisia

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