Bint Al-Alfa (Daughters of Alfa)

Production Year: 2023

Film Duration: 110 minutes

Directed by: Kaouther Ben Hania

Country: Tunisia

Olfa’s life, a Tunisian and mother of four daughters, oscillates between shadow and light. One day, her two eldest daughters disappear. To fill their absence, director Kaouther Ben Hania calls upon professional actresses and sets up an extraordinary cinematic device to unveil the story of Olfa and her daughters. It’s an intimate journey filled with hope, rebellion, violence, transmission, and sisterhood that will question the very foundation of our societies.

Director’s Biography:
Kaouther Ben Hania studied cinema in Tunisia and Paris (La Femis and Sorbonne).
She directed several short films before releasing her first feature-length documentary titled “Imams Go to School,” which opened the ACID section at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010.
Her debut documentary achieved significant international success at festivals and in theaters, distributed in more than 15 countries.
Following this, she directed the feature-length documentary “Zaineb Hates the Snow,” shot over six years between Tunisia and Canada, and premiered in the official selection of the Locarno International Film Festival in 2016.
Her narrative film “Beauty and the Dogs” was selected in the “Un Certain Regard” section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, winning the Best Sound Creation Award.
It went on to have a prestigious international journey.
Her feature film “The Man Who Sold His Skin,” featuring Monica Bellucci, was showcased in the official selection of the Venice Film Festival and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film in 2021.