For the 20th consecutive year, CAFILM presents a selection of Oscar® submissions from around the world. This year, 88 countries submitted films for consideration in the 2024 Academy Awards® Best International Feature Film category. For Your Consideration is a rare opportunity to watch a selection of these outstanding international films, many of which are top film festival prizewinners.
TUNISIA’S SUBMISSION FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM • 2024 ACADEMY AWARDS®
SCREENING FOLLOWED BY ON-STAGE CONVERSATION WITH DIRECTOR KAOUTHER BEN HANIA
This riveting exploration of rebellion, memory, and sisterhood reconstructs the story of Olfa Hamrouni and her four daughters, unpacking a complex family history through intimate interviews and performance to examine how the Tunisian woman’s two eldest were radicalized by Islamic extremists.
Casting professional actresses as the missing daughters, along with acclaimed Egyptian-Tunisian actress Hend Sabri as Olfa, award-winning director Kaouther Ben Hania (The Man Who Sold His Skin) restages pivotal moments in the family’s life. These scenes are interwoven with confessions and reflections from Olfa and her younger daughters, offering the women agency to tell their own story and capturing moments of joy, loss, violence, and heartache. Winner of four prizes including L’Oeil d’Or (Best Documentary) when it screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, Four Daughters is a compelling portrait of five women and 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.
In Arabic and French with English subtitles
Director Kaouther Ben Hania (Tunisia 2023) 107 min.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10 • 6:30
$14. General | $10.50 Seniors & Youth | $8.50 CAFILM members