Kaouther Ben Hania |
France, Tunisia, Germany, Saudi Arabia |
2023 |
107Min |
16 D L P S SV V
The life of Olfa, a Tunisian woman and 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 questions the very foundation of our societies.
Kaouther Ben Hania
Nadim Cheikhrouha, Thanassis Karathanos, Martin Hampel, Habib Attia
Farouk Laaridh
Kaouther Ben Hania
Hend Sabri, Tayssir Chikhaoui, Olfa Hamrouni, Eya Chikhaoui, Ichraq Matar, Nour Karoui, Majd Mastoura


20 July 14:00 Suncoast 8
28 July 17:30 Pavilion 12

Kaouther Ben Hania

Kaouther Ben Hania studied filmmaking in Tunis and 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 many 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 was distributed in more than fifteen 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. 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. She competed for the first time in the Official Selection at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival with Four Daughters, a fictional documentary.