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Les Filles d’Olfa – film 2023 – AlloCiné AlloCiné Ex. : News Cinéma Meilleurs films Films à l’affiche Prochainement Séances Kids Box Office Courts-métrages DVD Tous les films Séries Streaming TVActu Trailers VOD Les indés DISNEY+ Mon compte Identifiez-vousCréez votre compte AccueilCinémaFilms à l’affiche Les Filles d’Olfa Les Filles d’Olfa Séances News Bandes-annonces Casting Critiques spectateurs Critiques presse VOD Photos Blu-Ray, DVD Musique Secrets de tournage Box Office Récompenses Films similaires 5 juillet 2023 en salle / 1h 47min / Documentaire De Kaouther Ben Hania Par Kaouther Ben Hania Avec Hend Sabri, Olfa Hamrouni, Eya Chikahoui Séances (125) VOD Presse 3,7 28 critiques Spectateurs 4,1 941 notes dont 96 critiques Mes amis — noter :0.5 Nul1 Très mauvais1.5 Mauvais2 Pas terrible2.5 Moyen3 Pas mal3.5 Bien4 Très bien4.5 Excellent5 Chef-d’oeuvreEnvie de voirRédiger ma critiqueAjouter à une collectionPartager sur WhatsAppPartager sur FacebookPartager sur Twitter Synopsis Ce film est présenté en Compétition au Festival de Cannes 2023.La vie d’Olfa, Tunisienne et mère de 4 filles, oscille entre ombre et lumière. Un jour, ses deux filles aînées disparaissent. Pour combler leur absence, la réalisatrice Kaouther Ben Hania convoque des actrices professionnelles et met en place un dispositif de cinéma hors du commun afin de lever le voile sur l’histoire d’Olfa et ses filles. Un voyage intime fait d’espoir, de rébellion, de violence, de transmission et de sororité qui va questionner le fondement même de nos sociétés. 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News – Sorties cinévendredi 7 juillet 2023Les Filles d’Olfa : entre documentaire et fiction, ce drame va vous mettre une grosse claquePrésenté en compétition officielle lors de la 76e édition du Festival de Cannes, “Les Filles d’Olfa” de Kaouther Ben Hania… News – Sorties cinémercredi 5 juillet 2023C’est le film le plus primé de Cannes 2023 et il va vous bouleverser : pourquoi il faut absolument voir Les Filles d’Olfa au cinémaSensation du Festival de Cannes 2023 et récompensé par 4 Prix, Les Filles d’Olfa arrive dès ce 5 juillet au cinéma. Une… News – Festivalsmardi 16 mai 2023Cannes : tout savoir sur les 21 films en Compétition pour la Palme d’Or 2023Le 76e Festival de Cannes se tient du 16 au 27 mai sur la Croisette. Quel film décrochera la très convoitée Palme d’Or décernée… News – Festivalsjeudi 13 avril 2023Cannes 2023 : les 19 films en compétition pour la Palme d’OrIls sont 19 sur la ligne de départ. Mais à la fin, il n’en restera qu’un. Découvrez tous les films sélectionnés en Compétition… Acteurs et actrices Hend Sabri Rôle : Olfa Olfa Hamrouni Eya Chikahoui Tayssir Chikhaoui Casting complet et équipe technique Critiques Presse Le Parisien Ouest France Télérama CinemaTeaser Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace Ecran Large Elle Franceinfo Culture L’Obs La Voix du Nord Le Dauphiné Libéré Le Monde Les Echos Les Fiches du Cinéma Marie Claire Paris Match Première Transfuge Bande à part Cahiers du Cinéma La Croix Le Figaro Les Inrockuptibles Libération Marianne aVoir-aLire.com Critikat.com Sud Ouest Chaque magazine ou journal ayant son propre système de notation, toutes les notes attribuées sont remises au barême de AlloCiné, de 1 à 5 étoiles. Retrouvez plus d’infos sur notre page Revue de presse pour en savoir plus. 28 articles de presse Critiques Spectateurs : ils ont aiméMeilleures critiques les plus utiles traversay1 2 778 abonnés 4 518 critiques Suivre son activité 4,0 Publiée le 27 mai 2023 Faute de mieux, Les filles d’Olfa a été rangé sous l’étiquette de “documentaire”. Ce qui n’est évidemment pas faux, puisque le film de Kaouther Ben Hania montre certaines des véritables protagonistes d’une histoire qui a ému la Tunisie, mais le terme s’avère réducteur puisque le long-métrage fait jouer à deux actrices les rôles de deux des filles d’Olfa, qui un jour ont disparu, “prises par le loup”. Ce n’est pas la frontière entre … Lire plus Audrey L 476 abonnés 2 365 critiques Suivre son activité 4,0 Publiée le 1 juin 2023 Olfa est maman de quatre filles, seule à s’occuper de leur éducation (le valeureux papa a préféré s’enfuir devant l’absence d’héritier mâle…), elle a un caractère très entier, très ferme, très pieux et respectueux des versets du Coran. Mais Olfa est surtout une mère meurtrie, depuis que ses deux aînées se sont faites embrigader et ont rejoint le Djihad. Ce qui était de la fierté de voir ses filles si pieuses, s’est transformée … Lire plus Patricia D. 53 abonnés 175 critiques Suivre son activité 5,0 Publiée le 4 juillet 2023 Je ressors émerveillée de la projection en avant-première et de la rencontre avec la réalisatrice tunisienne Kaouther Ben Hania. Les Filles d’Olfa est un documentaire sur Olfa et ses quatre filles. Le sujet est difficile puisqu’il est question de la disparition des deux filles aînées qu’on nous présentera progressivement mais l’émerveillement vient de la grande intelligence avec laquelle est traité le sujet. Il s’agit d’un documentaire … Lire plus hallouf 77 abonnés 2 critiques Suivre son activité 5,0 Publiée le 10 juin 2023 Le film réussit la combinaison incroyable entre émotion et réflexion tout en inventant un language cinématographique. Jamais vu qualque chose de semblable auparavant. Le tout en étant fluide et passionant à suivre. 96 Critiques Spectateurs Photos 20 Photos Secrets de tournage Naissance du projet Après La Belle et la Meute et L’Homme qui a vendu sa peau, Kaouther Ben Hania a choisi de retourner au documentaire. Les Filles d’OIlfa a débuté en 2016 alors que la réalisatrice terminait Zaineb n’aime pas la neige, un documentaire qui a occupé six ans de sa vie. Elle se rappelle : “À la radio, j’ai entendu Olfa parler de l’histoire tragique de ses filles. J’ai été interpellée, bouleversée par son récit. Là aussi, il s’agissait de l’histoire d’u Lire plus Une triste réalité Au moment où Kaouther Ben Hania a contacté Olfa, cette dernière était déjà passée de nombreuses fois à la radio et à la télévision. Mais à cette époque, ce type de fait divers était monnaie courante. “Ce qui m’a intéressée avec Olfa est qu’il s’agit d’une histoire de femmes, de mère, de filles”, précise la cinéaste. Diverses étapes Dans un premier temps, Kaouther Ben Hania s’est dit qu’elle allait filmer Olfa avec les deux filles qui lui restent pour exprimer l’absence des deux autres. La réalisatrice se souvient : “J’ai commencé à les filmer en 2016 puis encore en 2017. Mais quelque chose ne marchait pas. Comment raviver les souvenirs sans les embellir, les transformer, sans se donner le beau rôle, sans édulcorer la vérité ?” “Comment réussir à convoquer ce qui a eu lieu e Lire plus 7 Secrets de tournage Infos techniques Nationalités France, Tunisie, Allemagne, Arabie Saoudite Distributeur Jour2fête Récompenses 3 nominations Année de production 2023 Date de sortie DVD 07/11/2023 Date de sortie Blu-ray 07/11/2023 Date de sortie VOD 07/11/2023 Type de film Long-métrage Secrets de tournage 7 anecdotes Box Office France 125 705 entrées Budget – Langues Arabe Format production – Couleur Couleur Format audio – Format de projection – N° de Visa 156040 Commentaires Pour écrire un commentaire, identifiez-vous Voir les commentaires Toutes les actus Ciné News – Sorties cinévendredi 29 décembre 2023Une affaire d’honneur avec Roschdy Zem est-il un bon film ? Voici ce que pensent les spectateurs News – Sorties cinévendredi 29 décembre 2023Les Segpa au ski est-il un bon film ? 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Les Filles d’Olfa Données clés Réalisation Kaouther Ben Hania Scénario Kaouther Ben Hania Musique Amine Bouhafa Acteurs principaux Hend SabriOlfa Hamrouni Sociétés de production Tanit Films Pays de production France Tunisie Allemagne Arabie saoudite Genre Documentaire Durée 110 minutes Sortie 2023 Pour plus de détails, voir Fiche technique et Distribution Les Filles d’Olfa est un film documentaire franco-tuniso-germano-saoudien réalisé par Kaouther Ben Hania, sorti en 2023. Synopsis[modifier | modifier le code] Olfa, une Tunisienne, est mère de quatre filles. Un jour, ses deux filles aînées disparaissent. Pour combler le vide laissé, la réalisatrice Kaouther Ben Hania invite des actrices professionnelles dans ce qui devait être initialement un documentaire et fait découvrir au spectateur l’histoire de la vie d’Olfa et de ses filles[1],[2]. Fiche technique[modifier | modifier le code] Titre original : Les Filles d’Olfa Réalisation et scénario : Kaouther Ben Hania Assistant réalisateur : Wided Zoghlami Musique : Amine Bouhafa Décors : Bessem Marzouk Photographie : Farouk Laaridh Son : Amal Attia Montage : Jean-Christophe Hym, Qutaiba Barhamji, Kaouther Ben Hania Production : Nadim Cheikhrouha Société de production : Tanit Films, Cinetelefilms, Twenty Twenty vision, Red Sea Film Festival Foundation, ZDF/Arte, Jour2fête Sociétés de distribution : Tunisie : Hakka Film France : Jour2fête Pays de production : France – Tunisie – Allemagne – Arabie saoudite Langue originale : arabe Format : couleur — 1,85:1 — son 5.1 Genre : documentaire Durée : 110 minutes Dates de sortie : France : 19 mai 2023 (Festival de Cannes)[3] ; 5 juillet 2023 (sortie nationale)[4] Belgique : 13 septembre 2023[5] Distribution[modifier | modifier le code] Hend Sabri : Olfa Hamrouni (scènes difficiles) Olfa Hamrouni : elle-même, la mère Eya Chikhaoui : elle-même Tayssir Chikhaoui : elle-même Nour Karoui : Rahma Chikhaoui Ichraq Matar : Ghofrane Chikaoui Majd Mastoura : l’homme (Abderrahmane, le mari d’Olfa et le policier) Inspiration[modifier | modifier le code] La Tunisienne Olfa Hamrouni a acquis une notoriété internationale en avril 2016 lorsqu’elle a rendu publique la radicalisation de ses deux filles adolescentes, Rahma et Ghofrane Chikhaoui. Les deux adolescentes avaient quitté la Tunisie pour aller combattre aux côtés de Daech en Libye. Hamrouni a publiquement critiqué les autorités tunisiennes pour ne pas avoir empêché sa fille Rahma de quitter le pays[6] et pour ne pas avoir réagi à l’arrestation des deux femmes par les forces libyennes. Hamrouni elle-même aurait été empêchée de quitter le pays pour aller chercher ses filles en Libye par ses propres moyens[7]. Distinctions[modifier | modifier le code] Festival de Cannes 2023 : sélection officielle, en compétition pour la Palme d’or[8] Festival du film de Munich 2023 : meilleur film international[9] Notes et références[modifier | modifier le code] (de) Cet article est partiellement ou en totalité issu de l’article de Wikipédia en allemand intitulé « Les filles d’Olfa » (voir la liste des auteurs). ↑ (en) « Four Daughters [archive] », sur thepartysales.com (consulté le 19 avril 2023). ↑ Jacques Mandelbaum, « Cannes 2023 : Les Filles d’Olfa, six femmes sur un plateau pour raconter une terrible déchirure familiale », Le Monde,‎ 26 mai 2023 (ISSN 0395-2037, lire en ligne [archive], consulté le 30 mai 2023). ↑ « Les Filles d’Olfa [archive] », sur Festival de Cannes (consulté le 27 juin 2023). ↑ « Les Filles d’Olfa [archive] », sur jour2fete.com (consulté le 4 mai 2023). ↑ « Les Filles d’Olfa [archive] », sur cineart.be (consulté le 6 juillet 2023). ↑ « Les Tunisiens de retour des zones de conflit seront judiciarisés [archive] », sur africanmanager.com, 19 novembre 2019 (consulté le 19 avril 2023). ↑ Abdelhamid Ferchichi, « La mère des deux terroristes Rahma et Ghofrane : « J’accuse ! » [archive] », sur africanmanager.com, 27 avril 2016 (consulté le 19 avril 2023). ↑ Monia Ben Hamadi, « La si fragile Nouvelle Vague tunisienne », M, le magazine du Monde, no 608,‎ 13 mai 2023, p. 32. ↑ (de) « Besten Internationalen Film [archive] », sur filmfest-muenchen.de (consulté le 4 juillet 2023). Voir aussi[modifier | modifier le code] Bibliographie[modifier | modifier le code] Ariane Allard, « Le vrai du faux », Positif, Paris, Institut Lumière/Actes Sud, nos 749-750,‎ juillet-août 2023, p. 118 (ISSN 0048-4911). Utopia, « Les filles d’Olfa », V.O. Version originale, Paris, no 117,‎ juillet-août 2023, p. 4-5. Liens externes[modifier | modifier le code] Ressources relatives à l’audiovisuel : Africultures Allociné Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée César du cinéma Filmportal Film-documentaire.fr IMDb The Movie Database Unifrance [afficher]v · mKaouther Ben Hania Réalisatrice Le Challat de Tunis (2014) Zaineb n’aime pas la neige (2016) La Belle et la Meute (2017) L’Homme qui a vendu sa peau (2020) Les Filles d’Olfa (2023) [afficher]v · mFilm représentant la Tunisie à l’Oscar du meilleur film international Oscars du cinéma Liste des films Années 1990-2010 Le Magique (1996) La Boîte magique (2003) À peine j’ouvre les yeux (2017) Le Dernier d’entre nous (2018) La Belle et la Meute (2019) Années 2020 Mon cher enfant (2020) L’Homme qui a vendu sa peau (2021) Papillon d’or (2022) Sous les figues (2023) Les Filles d’Olfa (2024) L’année indiquée est celle de la cérémonie.Les films sont ceux qui sont proposés à la nomination par la Tunisie ; tous ne figurent pas dans la liste finale des films nommés. 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Unpacking a complex family history through interviews and reenactments, the film examines how the mother’s two eldest were radicalized by Islamic extremists. “Takes us into the intimate, inner circle of family ties to tell a larger story of our time.” —TheWrap Winner of four prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, Four Daughters is a compelling portrait of five women, as well as 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. Winner L’Oeil d’Or (Best Documentary) — Cannes Film Festival Winner Best Documentary — Gotham Awards Winner ARRI Award (Best International Film) — Munich Int’l Film Festival Winner International Competition Jury Prize — Brussels Int’l Film Festival Winner Best Feature — Philadelphia Film Festival Winner Documentary Competition — Montclair Film Festival Underwriting for the Film Department is provided by Tenaris, The June Leaf and Robert Frank Foundation, and the Vaughn Foundation. Generous funding is provided by The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Lois Chiles; Foundation for Independent Media Arts; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Ms. Laurence Unger; L’Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation. Four Daughters (Les filles d’Olfa) Directed by Kaouther Ben Hania (France/Tunisia/Germany/Saudi Arabia, 2023, 107 minutes, in Arabic with English subtitles) Lynn Wyatt Theater, digital Location Nancy and Rich Kinder Building 5500 Main Street Houston, TX 77004 Map & Directions Main address 1001 Bissonnet, Houston, Texas 77005 MFAH Information Line 713.639.7300 Sign up for e-newsletters MFAH Community Profile Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Vimeo Contact Terms Policies Privacy Policy Copyright © 2023, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. All rights reserved. Euronews Culture’s Film of the Week: ‘Les Filles d’Olfa’ (‘Four Daughters’)NewsLifestyleDesignArtfood & drinkSeries Series CreatorsCinemaRural rebelsEuropean LensMusicaCultScenesMeet the localsVisit Euronews CultureCulture news Euronews Culture’s Film of the Week: ‘Les Filles d’Olfa’ (‘Four Daughters’) Four Daughters by Kaouther Ben Hania – Copyright Jour2Fête – Cinétéléfilms – Tanit Films By David Mouriquand Published on 07/07/2023 – 15:56•Updated 09/07/2023 – 17:54 Share this articleCommentsShare this articleFacebookTwitterFlipboardSendRedditMessengerLinkedinVK A Cannes 2023 standout is released in cinemas, a bold and unique film that confronts motherhood and religious fundamentalism. ADVERTISEMENTOne of the most memorable documentaries at this year’s Cannes Film Festival was Kaouther Ben Hania’s stirring film, Les filles d’Olfa (Four Daughters). It’s a shame that this assured entry in the Competition did not bring home a Palme at the end of its festival run (Best Director had Ben Hania’s name all over it), but it remains one of Cannes 2023’s most impactful films. Four Daughters is a formally daring docu-fiction hybrid which examines the disappearance and radicalization of two Tunisian girls, Rahma and Ghofrane, through both dramatic re-enactments and interviews with the real-life subjects.We meet their mother Olfa and two younger sisters Tayssir and Eya, all of which where left grief-stricken by the eldest sisters’ decision to leave Tunisia to join ISIS in Libya. The two radicalized girls were “devoured by the wolf” and we learn of the girls’ upbringing through their fascinating and contradictory matriarchal figure.Olfa’s often cruel parenting comes to the fore when Tayssir and Eya are interviewed, sharing the toll of their upbringing which included beatings, all in the name of protection. This not only exposes Olfa’s rigid views but explores her multitudes as both a martyr and a tyrant. This allows for layered portrayal of generational clashes, as well as a family where love and resentment frequently intertwine. The film’s construction enables the women to face each other and grapple with parts of themselves they had potentially suppressed. Moreover, the chilling yet often sympathetic figure of Olfa is linked to the wider story of Tunisia and how the 2011 Revolution affected all their lives.Throughout the film, we see and hear filmmaker Ben Hania as she re-tells the story of how the family’s tragedy came to be, including the filmmaker’s decision to hire two actors, Nour Karoui and Ichraq Matar, to play Rahma and Ghofrane, as well as Tunisian-Egyptian actor Hend Sabry to play Olfa in scenes where the real-life mother might be emotionally uncomfortable.Four DaughtersJour2Fête – Cinétéléfilms – Tanit FilmsWhile it may sound like a messy undertaking on paper, the end result is an incredibly powerful story of knotty maternal love and religious fundamentalism. Ben Hania’s approach is often unexpectedly playful and funny and it is without a doubt her most accomplished film to date, following the strong Challat of Tunis (2013), Beauty and the Dogs (2017) and the middling and bafflingly overpraised The Man Who Sold His Skin (2020). Her directorial choices – including a borderline Almodóvarian colour palette that feels somewhat discordant with the narrative – yield surprisingly potent results within the wider context of the film.Indeed, the hybridized approach through a decidedly Brechtian lens allows a certain form of healing, as both real-life subjects and their fictionalized counterparts interact and share, providing what is less an exorcism of the past but an opportunity to embrace a necessary exhumation of pain.There are at times uncomfortable moments which can prompt ethical questions about the reopening of wounds through the process of re-enactment within this metafictional doc. In confronting a trauma that has forever altered their lives, and in coming face to face with the ghostly reminder of the people they have lost through the two actors playing their disappeared siblings, there was a risk the meta approach could topple into gratuity and morally shady ground.This is addressed at times with impromptu reactions from the family members, but Ben Hania’s gamble pays off. In placing herself and her consenting subjects in the murky and potentially dubious space between fact and fiction, themes of motherhood, generational transference of trauma, and the weight of entrenched patriarchal structures designed to perpetuate the societal oppression of women are explored with a candidness that may have been missed otherwise.It’s here that the layers of knowing and unhidden artifice become fascinating: the garish colours, the lighting, the casting of actors, the re-enactments – all the identifiably theatrical elements conspire and lead to a commentary on the process of filmmaking. The artifice is revealed as the opposite of a trick and, paradoxically, a daring and effective way of getting to the truth.Four DaughtersJour2Fête – Cinétéléfilms – Tanit FilmsFour Daughters is a devastating and confrontational film that achieves a level of empowerment, without forsaking a sense of guarded optimism. For all of its unexpected humour and liveliness, Ben Hania shrewdly leaves the viewer rattled with a final note, set in a prison in Libya, that will haunt you for days. While the film feels like a collaborative, challenging and yes, hopeful, exercise in catharsis, the shot of a young girl – Ghofrane’s daughter – puts into question whether future generations will be able to break the shackles of extremist religious dogma and cultural indoctrination, and whether this cycle of inherited suffering is doomed to repeat itself. Passed on from another mother to a new generation’s daughter. 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En réalité, le cas est plus compliqué, plus hybride. On pourrait plus justement dire que ce film, qui mêle réalité et reconstitution, amateurs et professionnels, naît précisément de l’impossibilité de réaliser un documentaire. Lire le récit : Article réservé à nos abonnés Dans le sillage de la cinéaste Kaouther Ben Hania, une si fragile nouvelle vague tunisienne Ajouter à vos sélections Ajouter à vos sélections Pour ajouter l’article à vos sélections identifiez-vous S’inscrire gratuitement Vous possédez déjà un compte ?Se connecter Posant ici de manière liminaire une histoire que l’on ne découvrira qu’à pas lents dans le film, la famille filmée a vécu une terrible déchirure. Olfa, la mère, a eu quatre filles. Les deux aînées manquent à l’appel, qui ont rejoint l’organisation Etat islamique en Libye et ont tenté d’y embrigader les deux cadettes, avant que la défaite du mouvement ne jette les sœurs, dont une est devenue mère, dans une prison où elles croupissent encore. 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The best foreign picture in the CineMasters competition category receives the ARRI award. The feature film is an international co-production between Tunisia (Cinetelefilms prod), France, and Germany. It was selected for the official competition at the Cannes Film Festival (June 16–27), where it had its world debut. Celebrating Tunisian Film Director Kaouther Ben Hania The ARRI Award bestowed upon Tunisian filmmaker Kaouther Ben Hania is a testament to her exceptional storytelling skills and creative vision. Known for her thought-provoking and socially relevant films, Ben Hania has established herself as a prominent figure in the international film industry. Her dedication to portraying authentic narratives and addressing pressing social issues has garnered critical acclaim and resonated with audiences worldwide. “Les filles d’Olfa,” the film for which Ben Hania received the ARRI Award, is a poignant and compelling exploration of human experiences. Through her unique storytelling techniques and masterful direction, Ben Hania sheds light on important themes and challenges societal norms. Her ability to captivate and engage viewers through her films showcases the power of cinema as a medium for social change and artistic expression. Tunisian Cinema on the Global Stage The recognition received by Kaouther Ben Hania and her film “Les filles d’Olfa” highlights the growing influence of Tunisian cinema on the global stage. Tunisian filmmakers have been making significant contributions to the film industry, capturing international attention with their compelling narratives, distinct visual styles, and cultural perspectives. Their works often shed light on the socio-political realities of Tunisia and address universal themes that resonate with audiences worldwide. Tunisian cinema has gained recognition for its artistic excellence and ability to convey nuanced stories that transcend borders. The success of filmmakers like Kaouther Ben Hania not only showcases their individual talents but also raises the profile of Tunisian cinema as a whole. Through their films, Tunisian filmmakers continue to challenge stereotypes, provoke meaningful conversations, and foster cultural exchange, enriching the global cinematic landscape. 0 Subscribe to BNN Breaking Sign up for our daily newsletter covering global breaking news around the world. Subscription successful! Stay tuned for regular updates delivered straight to your inbox. By subscribing up, you agree to the our terms and agreement. Arts & Entertainment Tunisia 0 Likes Share to: Olalekan Adigun Hailing from the vibrant heart of Africa, Olalekan Adigun stands as a seasoned journalist and editor with a rich legacy in digital journalism. His passion for the written word shines through as he navigates the complexities of modern-day reportage. 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Close BNN Breaking Magazines & Newspapers Free – In Google Play Install Install Open in app Eye For Film: Kaouther Ben Hania in conversation on Tunisia’s Oscar submission Four Daughters (Les Filles d’Olfa) Drawing on coming book traditions rather than the animation styles associated with the TV series or previous big screen efforts, it makes for stunning viewing: fluid, inventive and full of character.~ Jennie Kermode – Protagonist Adam (Andrew Scott) lives in a neatly furnished home, no longer feels the need to hide his sexuality, and tells himself he’s fine, but the music says otherwise.~ Jennie Kermode – When Godzilla Minus One shines it is devastating.~ Andrew Robertson – Love, loss and laughter come together.~ Amber Wilkinson – Combining clever ideas with a deep current of emotional honesty, this is an unusual and powerful film.~ Jennie Kermode – By resisting the temptation to be overly faithful to the wording of the book, the film gets closer to its spirit.~ Jennie Kermode – It’s pleasant enough.~ Andrew Robertson – Grandfather’s hands are prominent, the size of her whole forearm. Clément observes their use in small but potent ways.~ Jennie Kermode – There are so many shots through things, boundaries, borders, thresholds, that we are primed for other barriers crossed. Those transgressions are not light ones, but in them is an abject honesty.~ Andrew Robertson – The measured camera work focuses on their complex emotions, establishing a claustrophobic atmosphere that carries the weight of the war from across the border.~ Sergiu Inizian – It’s a film which deserves to be watched in a group and enthusiastically heckled, with a bit of popcorn-throwing to add to the fun.~ Jennie Kermode – What really makes this film appealing…is the way in which Liang weaves together the personal and the political.~ Jennie Kermode – The action element of the film has the enjoyable verve of the original, particularly when the mechanics of the nugget-maker are involved, but the lack of a tight focus on characters in one place makes the emotional heart of the matter more diffuse.~ Amber Wilkinson – The car racing scenes are the best in the history of cinema.~ Jennie Kermode – The tension contributes to the comedy, which is beautifully structured and will keep you on your toes.~ Jennie Kermode – For fans of Dahl or the director, this is unmissable.~ Jennie Kermode – Though we spend a good part of the film inside offices or private homes, there is also a lot of footage from the streets, where passions run high.~ Jennie Kermode – A film which is as playful with its own structure as with its subject.~ Jennie Kermode – Robert J Lyons and Jeremy Workman’s Oscar-shortlisted short documentary seeks not only to commemorate him but also to try and tease out what it was about him that enabled this.~ Jennie Kermode – The music is an easy choice, but Serebrennikov has found its counterpart in image and in theme.~ Jennie Kermode – Wish feels like one granted, a treat from start to finish.~ Andrew Robertson – While the end result is important, Hùng’s film is all about savouring the moment, something that becomes more urgent as it progresses – although talk of speed has little place in a film that unfolds with the pace and beauty of a flower.~ Amber Wilkinson – It’s a film which deserves to be watched in a group and enthusiastically heckled, with a bit of popcorn-throwing to add to the fun.~ Jennie Kermode – Raging Grace is a Gothic thriller with the potential to appeal to a wide audience. It’s also a fierce critique of the racism embedded in a culture which still treats it as normal for some perfectly capable people to be waited on by others, and to treat them as less than human in the process.~ Jennie Kermode – It’s pleasant enough.~ Andrew Robertson – The car racing scenes are the best in the history of cinema.~ Jennie Kermode – The hand-drawn beauty of the images always connects to ideas, something grander that we have yet to find out about.~ Anne-Katrin Titze – OUT NOW COMING SOON OUT NOW – US COMING SOON – US FESTIVALS ARCHIVE OUT NOW ARCHIVE COMPETITIONS NEWSLETTER NEWS FEATURES GALLERIES ABOUT US EDITORIAL ADVERTISE PRIVACY Eye For Film >> Features >> Summoning and questioning the past Summoning and questioning the past Kaouther Ben Hania on Tunisia’s Oscar submission Four Daughters by Anne-Katrin Titze Kaouther Ben Hania on Tunisia’s Oscar submission Four Daughters (Les Filles d’Olfa): “It’s a movie about real people but it’s also a reality that doesn’t exist outside this movie.” Kaouther Ben Hania (winner of L’Œil d’Or, the documentary prize at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival) in Four Daughters (Les Filles d’Olfa, Tunisia’s Oscar submission and a Short List selection of DOC NYC) tells the story of Olfa Hamrouni and her four daughters. Eya Chikhaoui and Tayssir Chikhaoui, the two youngest, are with their mother, while the two oldest Ghofrane Chikaoui and Rahma Chikhaoui are imprisoned in Libya for terrorism charges. In the film they are portrayed by actors Ichrak Matar and Nour Karoui respectively, and the mother finds herself doubled as well, by actress Hind Sabri, for scenes that, as the director explains in the hybrid documentary, might be too upsetting for Olfa to relive. Ben Hania’s The Man Who Sold His Skin had received a Best International Film Oscar nomination in 2021 and her intense and unwavering Beauty And The Dogs (Aala Kaf Ifrit) was Tunisia’s Oscar submission in 2018. Eya Chikhaoui, Ichrak Matar, Nour Karoui and Tayssir Chikhaoui in Four Daughters In a brilliant move that defies fiction as well as documentary conventions, multiple layers are laid bare. The set is clearly a set, the actors also interact as themselves with the family, who, seeing themselves and their past from outside, discover new truths, together with us. Precisely the artifice allows to go deeper. All good fairy tales use the device of fantasy to speak of the realest of fears and most dire dilemmas. One actor (Majd Mastoura) plays all the men and when he breaks the fourth wall it is most telling and understandable. A bit like Bertrand Bonello’s The Beast, this is the story of a curse, which is both homemade curse and societal. “I’ll be like Rose in Titanic,” says Olfa to Kaouther, who narrates and sets up what we are about to watch. Hind Sabri, a big star in Egypt and Tunisia, gives insight into her practice and how actors need to protect themselves. We hear from Olfa that as a child she dressed as a boy, cut her hair short, and was “the man of the house” to defend her family. A purposefully stumbling reenactment of her wedding night explains that the blood on the sheets came from her punching the groom, resulting in a bloody nose. There is a lot of humour in the most unexpected places and the juggling of trauma is both highly unusual and seemingly very effective. Four Daughters addresses topics such as shame surrounding the female body, dynamics of victim blaming, a patriarchal order reinforced by the woman themselves, fears of impurity, lies, exorcism, and the “punishments of the grave,” which include the wearing of “shoes of fire” as though we were in Hans Christian Andersen’s The Red Shoes or the Grimms’ Snow White. Olfa Hamrouni with Hind Sabri who plays and confronts her in Four Daughters The hijab, formerly a garment of protest, forbidden before the revolution, becomes a pivotal object and the first step in radicalising the two absent sisters, who, in 2015 were wanted terrorists shown on TV. They are still imprisoned in Libya to this day. From Paris, Kaouther Ben Hania joined me on Zoom for an in-depth conversation on Four Daughters. Anne-Katrin Titze: Hello, good to see you again! Kaouther Ben Hania: Hi! How are you? AKT: I’m fine, but I just came from the dentist, so if I speak a little strangely, that’s why. KBH: That’s okay. I was at the dentist yesterday. AKT: So we have both clean teeth, that’s always good. First of all congratulations to being Tunisia’s Oscar submission once again and being on the Short List for DOC NYC! KBH: Thank you! Yeah, it’s great! AKT: Are you coming to New York? KBH: Yes, I’m coming next week! Eya Chikhaoui and Nour Karoui in Four Daughters AKT: Let’s begin with the very beginning! You have very interesting shots at the start. The people are half hidden, it feels a bit as though you were spying on them. It reminded me of Vertigo when Jimmy Stewart at the flower shop is spying on Kim Novak. KBH: Oh wow, I never thought about this. AKT: Tell me about the start! KBH: You are talking about the introduction, the opening scene? AKT: Yes. KBH: It was important for me to tell the audience what they will watch, or to start with a contract. It’s mainly to tell that I tell the story of Olfa’s daughters. It was important to say that it’s a movie. It’s a documentary, it’s also a meta-documentary. We see a clapboard at the beginning of a movie and also it’s a curtain opening. AKT: Theatre! KBH: Yeah, for the audience to enter into the movie and to be introduced, there is my voice-over, the filmmaker saying it’s a movie about real people but it’s also a reality that doesn’t exist outside this movie. It’s a device and I will explain to you what it is exactly. Four Daughters poster AKT: The set is so clearly staged. You have strong colours. Artifice lets you get to the truth? KBH: Yes, exactly! Inside the artifice we dig for the truth deeply. It was my ambition with this movie to construct something, as I said, that doesn’t exist in reality, but the people we see in the movie, they exist in reality. Even the actors are in the movie as persons saying we are actors, we will act. But they give their point of view, they ask questions as a person. AKT: The interaction with the actors is telling us so much because the family, they see themselves in the actors. It’s very very interesting mirroring. Did some of this evolve or did you know from the start that this would be your, very interesting, format? KBH: No, it evolved. In the beginning I thought that I’ll do a simple fly-on-the-wall documentary. I started this project many years ago in 2016 when Olfa was speaking about the story of her daughters on Tunisian TV and radio. She tried to find an ear, to be heard. I heard it on the radio and found the character interesting and the story also. So when I started the idea was to do an observational documentary with Olfa and her two youngest daughters. Quickly I realised that it doesn’t give me the opportunity to dig deep into the past of this family in an interesting way. To show, or to have access to, all the complexity of this story and the multi-layered levels of it. So little by little I put it aside and was thinking of abandoning this movie because I felt it’s very complicated. Like a minefield because it’s sensitive, it’s about people’s intimate life. So I did The Man Who Sold His Skin. Then I came back to this project. I needed access to the past. I mean, I needed to summon the past. AKT: Summon is the perfect word here. KBH: There is a cliché we use on TV, in documentary, which is reenactment, you know, which I hated. AKT: Yeah, me too. KBH: So I told myself I maybe hijack this cliché. Because what was important for me was not only to summon the past, but also to question it. Since I know that actors ask a lot of questions about their character, the motivation, I thought that maybe by bringing actors, they will be directed by the real characters and will act with them. Tayssir Chikhaoui with Eya Chikhaoui It will also allow actors to ask questions, like Brechtian theatre, you know? Inside the scene going out of the scene, thinking about the scene. So this was an idea that I came up with very late in the process. And the movie became more exciting and also we had financing quickly. Before we couldn’t find money. AKT: I like the hijacking of these horrible reenactments, which are so unbearable in so many documentaries! Here it becomes thrilling! You were talking about actors’ research – have you seen Todd Haynes’s May December? KBH: Not yet! It was in Cannes in the same competition as me and when you have a movie in Cannes you can’t see any other movie! But I know what it is about and I’m very curious to see it. AKT: It’s all fiction, but it is the story of the actor coming to confront the real person she is going to play. It’s a nice overlap with your film. Olfa is quite a storyteller, sometimes you wonder about the truth and where she is going with this. We’re not so sure. And to have her confronted with an actress playing her is brilliant. Especially with one of the topics being inherited trauma. What we keep and what we get from before and what we pass on. KBH: Yeah exactly. It’s a mother-daughter complicated relationship. And as you said, Olfa is a fascinating character because she’s bigger than life who takes up a lot of space and I was concerned how to portray her in this movie in a fair way, let’s say. Because she can be a loving mother, she can be a horrible mother, she can be everything at the same time. The Man Who Sold His Skin was Oscar-nominated in 2021 When I have a character like this when I’m writing a fiction, in general I divide it in two characters so I can create a kind of conflict or confrontation. I told myself, since I’m using fiction tools, I bring in an actress that is very different from Olfa, very rational, and she will give Olfa a mirror. She will tell her stuff and this will give us more of a kaleidoscopic vision of the character. AKT: Do you know the short tale by Angela Carter called Traveling Clothes? It is a Cinderella version where the dead mother, who plays the part of fairy godmother here, tells her daughter: “Step into my coffin. I stepped into my mother’s coffin when I was your age.” And the coffin will turn into a coach and horses. So much in your film reminded me of this tale. Because of the coffin scenes and the stepping into all the traps of the past. KBH: I’m very interested in how we always think that we are better than our mothers and give our children a better education, but sometimes despite us we repeat the same things. Olfa is calling this a malediction. And the actress is telling her that we do this in a natural way. We produce what we received from our mothers to our daughters until we have a generation that says stop. And I think that your daughters are trying to tell you this. It’s a common thing between people, the transfer of trauma between generations and repeating the same mistakes till a generation says no. This was fascinating for me. I think when Olfa says, It’s a malediction, the right way maybe to formulate it is that it’s a way to defend patriarchy. To transmit to her daughters the patriarchal codes that they should respect so they will be saved in a way. AKT: There is the line that “the two eldest were devoured by the woolf.” KBH: I say it. AKT: Do you have updates on anyone since the film was finished? On Ghofrane and Rahma in jail? And the granddaughter, Fatma, as well? KBH: Yes, they are still in jail in Libya. When we were at the Cannes Film Festival, at the press conference Olfa asked the Tunisian government to bring them and to trial them in Tunisia, the daughters. And especially so she can get her granddaughter. She grew up in jail, which is horrible for a child. To help her get papers and go to school. The movie was released a month ago in Tunisia, so we doubled the effort to talk with the Tunisian government and to bring them to Tunisia. But it’s still ongoing. AKT: And the other two, Tayssir and Eya? Four Daughters is selected for the Short List in the 14th edition of DOC NYC KBH: They are very well. They live in Egypt with their mother. Tayssir is studying to become a nurse and Eya is doing sport coaching. They are fine, they did some festivals, they are traveling next week to Cologne in Germany for another festival. AKT: Beautiful film and I love how you successfully hijack every cliché that you don’t like about documentaries! Maybe I see you in New York soon! KBH: Yes, thank you very much, Anne-Katrin! Have a nice night! Coming up – Kaouther Ben Hania on three natural born storytellers, loving clichés and colours, focusing on the female characters and experimenting with male characters for Four Daughters. Four Daughters opens in cinemas in the US on Friday, October 27. DOC NYC’s screening of Four Daughters is on Thursday, November 9 at 8:45pm – Village East by Angelika. 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