Four Daughters

Les Filles d'Olfa

64th TIFF: Greek Premiere

Oscar-nominated Kaouther Ben Hania (The Man Who Sold His Skin) reimagines the heart-wrenching story of Olfa, a mother of four daughters in Tunisia. One fateful day, she witnesses her two elder daughters disappearing to join ISIS. The unfulfilled void, along with other pivotal family members, is embodied by professional actors in a cinematic endeavor that constantly straddles the line between reality and its portrayal. Showcasing a deep understanding of the intricate bond that connects each researcher to their object of study, Ben Hania creates an invaluable space for Olfa’s family to reclaim something they sorely need; a chance at healing and self-discovery. Ultimately, Four Daughters candidly addresses themes of memory, motherhood, and the space that remains for femininities within the confines of a stifling patriarchal framework.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Kaouther Ben Hania
Script: Kaouther Ben Hania
Cinematography: Farouk Laaridh
Editing: Jean-Christophe Hym, Qutaiba Barhamji, Kaouther Ben Hania
Sound: Amal Attia, Manuel Laval, Henry Uhl, Maxim Romasevich
Music: Amine Bouhafa
Actors: Hend Sabri, Olfa Hamrouni, Eya Chikhaoui, Nour Karoui, Ichraq Matar, Majd Mastoura
Production: Tanit Films
Producers: Nadim Cheikhrouha, Habib Attia, Thanassis Karathanos, Martin Hampel
Co-production: Cinetelefilms, Twenty Twenty Vision, Red Sea Film Festival Foundation, ZDF/Arte, Jour2Fête
Costumes: Anissa Ghelala
Production Design: Bessem Marzouk
Make Up: Anissa Ghelala
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: France, Tunisia, Germany, Saudi Arabia
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 110'
Distribution in Greece: Ama Films
Contact: The Party Film Sales
Awards/Distinctions: Golden Eye Award – Cannes Film Festival 2023, ARRI/OSRAM Award for Best International Film – Munich Film Festival 2023, Jury Award – Brussels IFF 2023

Kaouther Ben Hania

Kaouther Ben Hania studied filmmaking in Tunis and in Paris (La Fémis and the Sorbonne). She directed several short films, including Sheik’s Watermelons (2018) and Wooden Hand (2013), which were selected for several international film festivals, and received numerous awards. The Challat of Tunis, her first feature-length film, opened the ACID section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and achieved international success on both the festival circuit and cinema screens, where it would be distributed in more than 15 countries. Her fiction film Beauty and the Dogs was selected at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival in the “Un Certain Regard” section where it won the award for Best Sound Creation, and subsequently embarked on a prestigious international trajectory. Her last film The Man Who Sold His Skin, starring Monica Bellucci, was officially selected to premiere at the Venice Film Festival and was nominated at the 2021 Oscars in the Best International Feature Film category.


2006 Me, My Sister and the Thing (short)
2013 Wooden Hand (short)
2014 The Challat of Tunis
2016 Zaineb Hates the Snow (documentary)
2017 Beauty and the Dogs
2020 The Man Who Sold His Skin
2023 Four Daughters