Kino Lorber Gets 'Four Daughters' Cannes Award Winner

Kino Lorber Gets ‘Four Daughters’ Cannes Award Winner

Kino Lorber has acquired the US rights to Tunisian director and Oscar nominee Kaouther Ben Hania Four daughterswhich shared the L’Oeil d’Or award for best documentary at the Cannes Film Festival.

The Cannes competition, which uses professional actors to reenact the devastating experience of losing a family, will be released in theaters this fall, followed by a digital and home video release on major platforms.

“Ben Hania casts established actors to play alongside his real-life documentary subjects, adding a layer of complexity that empowers his collaborators and extracts truth from the space it occupies between fact and memory. We couldn’t be more excited to bring this groundbreaking documentary to U.S. audiences this fall,” Wendy Lidell, senior vice president of theatrical distribution and acquisitions at Kino Lorber, said in a statement on Thursday.

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Four daughters is written and directed by Ben Hania whose 2020 film The man who sold his skin was nominated for an Oscar for best international film. After its world premiere in Cannes, Four daughters shared the L’Oeil d’Or award alongside that of Asmae El Moudir The mother of all lies.

four daughters, while reconstructing the story of the Tunisian Olfa Hamrouni and her children, it introduces the eldest daughters Ghofrane and Rahma, together with the Egyptian-Tunisian actress Hend Sabri in the role of Olfa. The deal for Four daughters was negotiated by Lidell and Samuel Blanc of Kino Lorber for The Party Film Sales.

Four daughters it was also sold to Mongrel and Metropole for Canada, Iceland’s Bio Paradis, Estofilm for the Baltic region, and the German release will be handled by Rapid Eye Movies. The documentary is produced by Tanit Films, in association with Cinetelefilms and Twenty Twenty.