Olfa’s daughters

Film de Kaouther Ben Hania • France, Tunisie, Allemagne, Arabie Saoudite • 2023 • 110’


Script : Kaouther Ben Hania
Casting : Hend Sabri, Olfa Hamrouni, Eya Chikahoui
Image : Farouk Laaridh
Production : Nadim Cheikhrouha, Habib Attia, Thanassis Karathanos
Contact: malika.chaghal@cinemathequedetanger.com


The life of Olfa, Tunisian and mother of 4 girls, oscillates between light and shadow. One day, her two eldest daughters disappear. To fill their absence, director Kaouther Ben Hania summons professional actresses and sets up an extraordinary cinema system in order to lift the veil on the story of Olfa and her daughters. An intimate journey of hope, rebellion, violence, transmission and sorority that will question the very foundation of our societies.


Kaouther Ben Hania is a Tunisian director and screenwriter.
Her films have won awards at several festivals, including the 2014 Salé International Women’s Film Festival, the 2014 Namur
International Francophone Film Festival, and the 2016 Carthage
Cinematographic Days. They were also selected for the 2013 Venice Film Festival, and the Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard category in 2017 and for the Palme d’Or in 2023, or even for the Oscars.