Four Daughters

Interesting hybrid of documentary and feature film about a family that lost two rebellious teenage daughters to the lure of IS. Director Kaouther Ben Hania replaces the daughters with actresses and completes the family again.

Please note that this film is in Arabic, French and English, with Dutch subtitles.
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In FOUR DAUGHTERS, Kaouther Ben Hania (THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN) blends documentary and drama to explore the case of two missing sisters in Tunisia, and the family that mourns them. Olfa Hamrouni’s two eldest daughters – Ghofrane and Rahma – disappeared in 2015 (aged 16 and 15), leaving her and her two youngest daughters, Eya and Tayssir (then aged 10 and 12), heartbroken and sleepless. In an effort to piece together their layered story, Ben Hania invites professional actresses – Ichraq Matar and Nour Karoui – to step into the places of the missing sisters. And when the memories they revisit together become too difficult, acclaimed Tunisian-Egyptian actress Hend Sabri takes on the role of Olfa. The result is part observational wonder and part performance masterclass, as Olfa and her daughters recreate an intimate tableau to negotiate their own unique perspectives on the trauma they share.

FOUR DAUGHTERS won the L'Œil d'or, the award for best documentary at the Cannes Film Festival. The film was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary (source:

Kaouther Ben Hania, France, Tunisia, 2023, 108 min. Arabic spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Hend Sabri, Olfa Hamrouni, Eya Chikhaoui, Tayssir Chikhaoui, Nour Karoui.