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Tunisian Documentary ‘Four Daughters’ Claims Top Honor at Munich Film Festival

'Four Daughters' And Others Honored At Munich Film Festival

In a resounding triumph at the 2023 Munich International Film Festival, the Tunisian documentary “Four Daughters” has emerged as the winner of the prestigious best international film award. Directed by Kaouther Ben Hania, this poignant docu-drama hybrid captivated audiences and judges alike with its powerful storytelling and heartfelt portrayal of the human experience.

Alongside this remarkable achievement, the Brazilian feature film “The Buriti Flower,” directed by João Salaviza and Renée Nader Messora, was honored with the Best Emerging Directors prize.

Powerful Hybrid Films Triumph at Munich Film Festival

The Tunisian documentary “Four Daughters” took the spotlight at the Munich International Film Festival, winning the prestigious Best International Film award. Directed by Kaouther Ben Hania, the film delves into the heartbreaking story of Olfa Hamrouni, a Tunisian mother whose two daughters disappeared after joining the Islamic State in Libya. Ben Hania employs a compelling docu-drama hybrid approach, casting actors to portray Olfa’s missing daughters. “Four Daughters” also received the Golden Eye award for best documentary at the Cannes Film Festival.

Another standout film, “The Buriti Flower,” received Munich’s CineVision Award for Best International Emerging Director. Directed by João Salaviza and Renée Nader Messora, this hybrid feature combines ethnography and poetic storytelling to explore the tribal memories of Brazil’s Krahô people. The film’s unique approach and collaboration with the community earned recognition at both the Cannes and Munich film festivals.

Munich Film Festival Celebrates Talent and Compelling Stories

Baloji’s directorial debut, “Omen,” a Cannes entry, earned the esteemed CineRebels Award. Agniia Galdanova’s documentary “Queendom,” exploring the life of avant-garde Russian artist Marvin, received a special mention.

Henning Beckhoff’s “Fossil” won the international film critics’ Fipresci prize. The festival’s audience award, voted on by over 58,000 visitors, went to Aki Kaurismäki’s “Fallen Leaves.”

The Munich Film Festival celebrated exceptional talents and offered a platform for ccaptivating narratives and powerful storytelling.