Review: "Four Daughters"
Tunisia’s official entry for the International Film Feature film Oscar, Four Daughters (Les Filles d’Olfa) is a deeply emotional story told in captivating fashion by combining real people and actors in an unusual blend of reenactments and conversations.
It won a Golden Eye award for Best Documentary at Cannes and has traveled to other top international film festivals. The film deserves a wider berth than the festival and arthouse circuit, but it could be a hard sell. That’s a shame, though, because it’s a surprisingly engaging story with a memorable cast of charismatic characters and a relevance beyond just its subjects’ lives.
Director Kaouther Ben Hania has experimented with combining actors and real people to tell the story of one family.
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Image courtesy of Kino Lorber.