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!
Meet the director
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.