Four Daughters wins Asharq Award for Best Documentary at Red Sea Film Fest

Ahram Online , Saturday 9 Dec 2023

Tunisian film Four Daughters (Les filles d'Olfa) won Asharq Award for Best Documentary at the Red Sea International Film Festival, which run between 30 November and 9 December in Jeddah.

Four Daughters

Four Daughters is written and directed by Tunisian filmmaker Kaouther Ben Hania.

The film focuses on a woman's search for truth as she gets tangled in a web of lies in her family history. As a daughter and filmmaker, she fuses personal and national history as she reflects on the 1981 Bread Riots, drawing out connections to modern Morocco.

The film follows Olfa, a Tunisian woman and the mother of four daughters. One day, her two older daughters disappear. To fill in their absence, the filmmaker invites professional actresses and invents a unique cinema experience that will lift the veil on Olfa and her daughters' life stories.

The film blurs the boundaries between documentary and fiction and between being on-screen and off-screen.

The film has received critical acclaim, winning the Golden Eye award at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as the Best International Film at the Munich Film Festival and the Jury Award at the International Competition of the Brussels Film Festival, among other awards.

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