UNDER THE FIG TREES
Film - CineVision Competition

UNDER THE FIG TREES

Directed by Erige Sehiri

Info

Director: Erige Sehiri
Section: CineVision Competition
Country: Germany, France, Katar, Switzerland, Tunisia
Year: 2022
Language: Arabic
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Fide Fdhili, Feten Fdhili, Ameni Fdhili, Samar Sifi, Leila Ouhebi
18+

Logline

An insightful and poetic portrait of a generation of young women on the move.

On a summer day in Tunisia, men and women come together to pick figs, as they do every day, to chat about whatever’s on their minds. There is whispering and dreaming, flirting, and conversation about the role of women in a changing society. With a keen eye for detail and a cast of amateurs, director Erige Sehiri tells a true-to-life story about people who develop a strong bond in their daily interactions. One of the great newcomers discovered at the latest Cannes festival!

Show calendar

Calendar

  • HFF Kino 1
  • Rio 1

Meet the director

UNDER THE FIG TREES

Erige Sehiri

Erige Sehiri is a French-Tunisian director and producer. With her own production company Henia Productions, she develops author-driven documentaries that are screened at major festivals. Her breakthrough came in 2018 with the documentary RAILWAY MEN, which ran in Tunisian theaters for six weeks. Her first feature film, UNDER THE FIG TREES, premiered at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes 2022.

Credits

Screenplay: Erige Sehiri, Ghalya Lacroix, Peggy Hamann
Director of Photography: Frida Marzouk
Film Editor: Erige Sehiri, Hafedh Laaridhi, Ghalya Lacroix
Costume Design: Nabila Cherif
Sound: Aymen Laabidi
Producer: Erige Sehiri, Didar Domehri
Production Company: HENIA PRODUCTION, Maneki Films
Co-Producer: Palmyre Badinier, Nicolas Wadimoff, Philippe Coeytaux, Roshi Behesht Nedjad
Co-Production Company: Akka films, In Good Company
World Sales: Luxbox