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Under the Fig Trees

Taking place over the course of a day, Under the Fig Trees presents an intergenerational dialogue between a group of teens and older folk as they work the summer harvest, catch feelings, attempt to understand each other, and navigate the complicated terrain of building deeper ties

Director’s biography

Erige Sehiri is a Tunisian French director and producer. A former journalist, she started her career as a documentary filmmaker. Her breakout feature documentary, Railway Men, which presented the daily struggle of railway workers against the failures of the national railways, remained for six weeks in Tunisian theatres. In 2022, she wrote, directed, and produced her first fiction feature, Under the Fig Trees, which won several awards at the Venice International Film Festival's Final Cut and joined the selection of the 54th Director's Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival. It was also selected to be Tunisia's official submission in the 2023 Oscars for Best International Feature Film.

Screening Date & Time

August 18, 2023
8:00 pm
TAJ Cinema 6
August 22, 2023
5:30 pm
Rainbow Theatre
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Poster - Under the Fig Trees
Director: Erige Sehiri
Genre: Drama
Year: 2022
Duration: 92 minutes
Rating: 13+
Country: Tunisia, France, Qatar, Germany, Switzerland
Language: French
Subtitling: Arabic (non-Arabic dialogue), English
Screenplay: Erige Sehiri, Ghalya Lacroix, Peggy Hamann
Cast: Fide Fdhili, Feten Fdhili, Ameni Fdhili, Samar Sifi, Leila Ouhebi, Hneya Ben Elhedi Sbahi, Gaith Mendassi, Abdelhak Mrabti, Fedi Ben Achour, Firas Amri
Cinematography: Frida Marzouk
Editing: Ghalya Lacroix, Hafedh Laaridhi, Malek Kammoun
Production: Erige Sehiri, Didar Domehri
Awards: Révolution Award at the Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen de Bruxelles EcoProd Jury Award at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival Silver Tanit Award at the 2022 Carthage Film Festival Bayard d'or at Namur Film Festival Grand prize at Festival International du Film Francophone de Tübingen-Stutigart
Début Status: Jordanian Première
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Poster - Under the Fig Trees
السنة: 2022
التصنيف: 13+
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