Four Daughters

This screening took place on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 8:30 pmYukon Arts Centre

Kaouther Ben Hania blends documentary and drama to explore the case of two missing sisters in Tunisia, and the family that mourns them.

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 to re-enact the story of Olfa and her daughters.

In this co-winner of the Cannes ’23 Golden Eye, Ben Hania blends documentary and drama to explore the case of two missing sisters in Tunisia and the family that mourns them. Ben Hania’s patient visual treatment and signature cinematic dynamism mirror the women’s evolving characters, as their inquiry transforms and turns inward to process the grief they carry as well as the broad range of their survival.

 

In Arabic with English subtitles.

Content advisory: Sexual assault.

Genre: Documentary, drama, suspense

 

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