Four Daughters

Documentary/Drama | NR | 110 min.


Galaxy Cinemas Sun, Mar 24 1:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Feature
Release Year:2023
Rating:Not Rated - content advisory: themes of sexual assault
Genre:Documentary / Drama
Production Country:France
Saudi Arabia
Original Langauge:Arabic
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Kaouther Ben Hania
Cast:Hend Sabri
Olfa Hamrouni
Eya Chikhaoui
Tayssir Chikhaoui
Nour Karoui
Ichraq Matar
Majd Mastoura
Produced By:Nadim Cheikhrouha
Habib Attia
Thanassis Karathanos
Martin Hampel
Screenwriter:Kaouther Ben Hania
Music By:Amine Bouhafa


Screening: Sunday, March 24, 2024 – 1:00 pm
Venue: Galaxy Cinemas, 72 Commerce Park Drive, Barrie

“This is a heartbreaker about mothers and daughters, the cruelty of repression and the slippery but revealing nature of performance.” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

“Four Daughters” is a triumph of layered storytelling.” – Peyton Robinson,

“Four Daughters stands on its own as a distinctive, daring and original work.” – Wendy Ide, Screen International

The life of Olfa, a Tunisian woman and mother of 4 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.

Awards: 16 wins, 25 nominations, including a 2024 Oscar nomination
Nominated – Best Documentary Feature, Academy Awards, 2024
Winner – FIPRESCI Prize, Best Foreign Language Film, Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2024
Winner – IDA Award, Best Writing, International Documentary Association, 2024
Winner – Golden Eye, Cannes Film Festival, 2023
Nominated – Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival, 2023
Winner – Special Mention, Best Documentary, Chicago International Film Festival, 2023
Winner – Maysles Brothers Award, Best Documentary, Denver International Film Festival, 2023
Winner – ARRI/OSRAM Award, Best International Film, Munich Film Festival, 2023
Winner – Jury Award, Best Feature, Philadelphia Film Festival, 2023
Winner – Jury Award, International Competition, Brussels International Film Festival, 2023

Screenings are General Admission. Tickets: $10.