Revolution, jihad and family ties in “FOUR DAUGHTERS” | Cannes

Film appears in competition slate
Hend Sabri, Olfa Hamrouni and Eya Chikahoui
Directed by Kaouther Ben Hania

In 2015 two of Olfa Hamrouni’s four daughters left home to join the Islamic State in Libya. Tunisia was becoming known as the leading exporter of jihadists then. “They were eaten by the wolf,” the mother ominously says in the beginning in an attempt to rationalize their absence, her remaining two daughters by her side. Part-confessional, part-memorial “Four daughters,” ("Les Filles D'Olfa" in the ... more >