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Documentary | Running Time: 110 minutes

2023 / Arabic

Country: France, Saudi Arabia, Germany and Tunisia

Directed by: Kaouther Ben Hania


Requires Parental Guidance



Mon 04 Dec | 9:05 PM - 11:05 PM
Red Sea Galas at The Ritz-Carlton
Price: 140 SAR
Thu 07 Dec | 5:25 PM - 7:20 PM
VOX Cinema Imax 7 Red Sea Mall
Price: 40 SAR

Habib Attia, Nadim Cheikhrouha, Thanassis Karathanos, Martin Hampel

Hend Sabri, Olfa Hamrouni, Eya Chikhaoui, Tayssir Chikhaoui, Nour Karoui, Ishrak Matar, Majd Mastoura

Jean-Christophe Hym, Qutaiba Barhamji, Kaouther Ben Hania

The Chikhaoui family hit the news in 2016 when two of the formidable Olfa Houmani’s four teenage daughters left Tunisia to fight with Daesh in Libya. Speaking to camera in Ben Hania’s remarkable docufiction, Olfa sometimes blames the government - for allowing jihadist preachers to push their views - and sometimes blames her own harsh, often cruel brand of smother love as the director burrows into this divided family’s painful dynamic. Two actors play the fugitive rebels in scenes recreating the past, while the younger girls play themselves; Olfa sometimes speaks for herself and sometimes watches as star Hend Sabry stands in for her. Shown in competition in Cannes.