Kino Lorber is proud to announce that Four Daughters has been nominated for Best Documentary Feature Film in the 96th Academy Awards. The documentary Kaouther Ben Hania reconstructs the story of Olfa Hamrouni and her four daughters, unpacking a complex family history to examine how the Tunisian woman’s two eldest daughters were radicalized — by watching the family relive key events in their lives alongside actors standing in for the missing girls. Watch now on Kino Film Collection. Start your 7-day free trial today!
'Dir. Kaouther Ben Hania / 2023 / Tunisia / 107 minutes
A riveting exploration of rebellion, memory, and sisterhood, Four Daughtersreconstructs the story of Olfa Hamrouni and her four daughters, unpacking a complex family history through intimate interviews and performance to examine how the Tunisian woman’s two eldest daughters were radicalized. Casting professional actresses as the missing eldest daughters Ghofrane and Rahma, along with acclaimed Egyptian-Tunisian actress Hend Sabri as Olfa, director Kaouther Ben Hania restages pivotal moments in the family’s life, interwoven with confessions and reflections from Olfa and younger daughters Eya and Tayssir that capture moments of joy, loss, violence, and heartache. Four Daughters is a compelling portrait of five women and a unique and ambitious work of nonfiction storytelling that questions the nature of memory, the weight of inherited trauma, and the ties that bind mother and daughter.
“Not simply the story of a family but a tour de force
examination of women's place in the world.”
“A revelatory, poignant blend of drama, memory, and self-scrutiny.”
– The New Yorker
"One of the best films of the year... remarkable."
- The San Francisco Chronicle