France, Tunisia, Germany, Saudi Arabia | 2023 | Arabic dialogue with Swedish subtitles l 110 min


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.

Nordic premiere

Screening: April 24th 18:30 Panora 2

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Director: Kaouther Ben Hania
Writer: Kaouther Ben Hania
Cast: Hend Sabri, Tayssir Chikhaoui, Olfa Hamrouni, Eya Chikhaoui, Ichraq Matar, Nour Karoui, Majd Mastoura
Dop: Farouk Laaridh
Producer: Nadim Cheikhrouha, Thanassis Karathanos, Martin Hampel, Habib Attia


Studied filmmaking in Tunis and in Paris (La Fémis and the Sorbonne). She directed several short films, including Sheik’s Watermelons (2018) and Wooden Hand (2013), which were selected for several international film festivals, and received numerous awards. The Challat of Tunis, her first feature-length film, opened the ACID section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and achieved international success on both the festival circuit and cinema screens, where it would be distributed in more than 15 countries.
Then, she made Zaineb Hates the Snow, a full-length documentary filmed over 6 years between Tunisia and Canada, which premiered in 2016 as part of the official selection at the 2016 Locarno Film Festival. Her fiction film Beauty and the Dogs was selected at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival in the “Un Certain Regard” section where it won the award for Best Sound Creation, and subsequently embarked on a prestigious international trajectory. Her last film The Man Who Sold His Skin, starring Monica Bellucci, was officially selected to premiere at the Venice Film Festival and was nominated at the 2021 Oscars in the Best International Feature Film category. Kaouther Ben Hania, who is continually experimenting with her documentary and fiction work, is competing for the first time in the Official Selection at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival with Four Daughters, a fictional documentary