Four Daughters

NR / 107min


Lark Theater Fri, Nov 17 12:00 PM
Lark Theater Fri, Nov 17 7:30 PM
Lark Theater Sun, Nov 19 10:00 AM
Lark Theater Sun, Nov 19 4:50 PM
Lark Theater Mon, Nov 20 6:00 PM
Lark Theater Tue, Nov 21 8:50 PM
Lark Theater Wed, Nov 22 2:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2023
Genre:Documentary, Drama
Original Langauge:Arabic
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Kaouther Ben Hania
Cast:Eya Chikhaoui, Tayssir Chikhaoui, Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali
Screenwriter:Kaouther Ben Hania
Music By:Amin Bouhafa





Four Daughters

“...a triumph of layered storytelling."
- Peyton Robinson,

Arab voices in Western cinemas are all too rare, and “Four Daughters” is one of the best films of the year..."
- G. Alen Johnson

Four Daughters stands on its own as a distinctive, daring and original work."
- Wendy Ide, Screen International


This riveting exploration of rebellion, memory, and sisterhood reconstructs 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 were radicalized by Islamic extremists. Casting professional actresses as the missing daughters, along with acclaimed Egyptian-Tunisian actress Hend Sabri as Olfa, award-winning director Kaouther Ben Hania (The Man Who Sold His Skin) restages pivotal moments in the family's life. These scenes are interwoven with confessions and reflections from Olfa and her younger daughters, offering the women agency to tell their own story and capturing moments of joy, loss, violence, and heartache. Winner of four prizes including L'Oeil d'Or (Best Documentary) when it screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, Four Daughters is a compelling portrait of five women and a unique and ambitious work of nonfiction cinema that explores the nature of memory, the weight of inherited trauma, and the ties that bind mothers and daughters.