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Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania’s Les Filles d’Olfa wins award after award

Les Filles d’Olfa, the documentary directed by Kaouther Ben Hania, is a sensation on the international film scene.

The film was awarded the César for Best Documentary Film at the 49th César ceremony, before winning Best Documentary at the Independent Spirit Awards 2024, a ceremony held in Santa Monica, Los Angeles.

Screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival 2023, Les Filles d’Olfa won the Œil d’Or for best documentary of the selection, an early sign of its potential scope and impact.

In addition to these distinctions, the film was also honored with the ARRI Award in July 2023, and received a prize at the 7th edition dedicated to the best feature film of the year directed by a female director.


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Oscars in sight

Currently, Les Filles d’Olfa is in the running for the Oscar for Best Documentary Film, with the ceremony scheduled to take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, on March 10, 2024. This Oscar nomination is seen as a major recognition, placing the film among the most significant contributions to the documentary genre of the year.

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Published on 28 February 2024