2023 - 68th Edition
Official section - Feature films

LAS CUATRO HIJAS

Four Daughters

Kaouther Ben Hania
France, Tunisia, Germany, Saudi Arabia
 - 2023
National premiere

The life of Olfa, a Tunisian woman and the mother of four daughters, oscillates between light and shadow. One day, her two eldest daughters disappear. To fill their absence, director Kaouther Ben Hania calls upon professional actors and sets up an extraordinary film mechanism to unveil the story of Olfa and her daughters. An intimate journey full of hope, rebellion, violence, intergenerational transmission and sisterhood, which will question the very foundation of our societies.

Kaouther Ben Hania

She studied Cinema at the Tunisian École des Arts et du Cinéma (EDAC), and later in Paris (at La Fémis and La Sorbonne). After directing several short films, she shot the feature-length documentaries ‘Imams go to School’ (2010) and ‘Zaineb Hates the Snow’ (2016, selected in Locarno). Her first fiction feature, ‘Challat of Tunis’ (2013), opened the ACID section of the Cannes Film Festival, and her second, ‘Beauty and the Dogs’ (2017), premiered at Un Certain Regard where it won an award for the best sound creation, before receiving the Meeting Point’s Youth Award at Seminci. Her next work, ‘The Man Who Sold His Skin’ (2020), premiered in Venice and was nominated for an Oscar, while ‘Four Daughters’ (2023) was premiered in Cannes where it won the Golden Eye for the best documentary film of the festival, and will represent Tunisia in the race for the Oscar for Best International Feature Film.

Screenings

Wed. 25, 12:00
Público, prensa y acreditados
Wed. 25, 12:00
Público, prensa y acreditados
Wed. 25, 12:00
Público, prensa y acreditados
107 min.
Wed. 25, 22:30
Wed. 25, 22:30
Wed. 25, 22:30
107 min.
Thu. 26, 19:00
Thu. 26, 19:00
Thu. 26, 19:00
107 min.

TECHNICAL DATA

DIRECTOR
Kaouther Ben Hania
SCREENPLAY
Kaouther Ben Hania
CINEMATOGRAPHY
Farouk Laâridh
EDITOR
Jean-Christophe Hym, Qutaiba Barhamji, Kaouther Ben Hania
SOUND
Amal Attia, Manuel Laval, Henry Uhl, Maxim Romasevich
MUSIC
Amine Bouhafa
PRODUCED BY
Nadim Cheikhrouha, Habib Attia, Thanassis Karathanos, Martin Hampel
PRODUCTION COMPANY
Tanit Films, Cinetelefilms, Twenty Twenty Vision, The Red Sea Film Festival Foundation, ZDF/Arte, Jour2Fête
CAST
Hend Sabri, Olfa Hamrouni, Eya Chikhaoui, Tayssir Chikhaoui, Nour Karoui, Ichraq Matar, Majd Mastoura
RUNNING TIME
107 min.
FORMAT
Color
TYPE
Feature Film
COUNTRY
France, Tunisia, Germany, Saudi Arabia
YEAR OF PRODUCTION
2023
VERSION
O.V. in Arabic with English and Spanish subtitles
CONTACT
The Party Film Sales
IN SPAIN
Caramel Films
(+34) 911 922 566

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