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Fig Tree

Sinopsis

Fiction. 16 years old Jewish Mina, is trying to navigate between a surreal routine dictated by the civil war in Ethiopia and her last days of youth with her Christian boyfriend Eli. When she discovers that her family is planning to immigrate to Israel and escape the war, she weaves an alternate plan in order to save Eli. But in times of war, plans tend to go wrong. Davidian’s coming of age film debut film is based on her childhood memories of a civil-war-torn Ethiopia.


Aäläm-Wärqe

Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian was born in Awash, Ethiopia. She studied cinema at Sam Spiegel Film & Television School. She has directed the short films Transitions (2016) and Facing the Wall (2016). Fig Tree (2018) is her feature directorial debut.


Competitive Section

March, 26th 2019. 5 pm
March, 31st 2019. 5 pm
Cine Estudio. Círculo de Bellas Artes


Section: Competitive


 


Year of Production: 2018


Running Time: 93’


Country: Israel


Languages: Amharic


Director: Aäläm – Wärqe Davidian


Cast: Betalehem Asmamawe, Yohanes Muse, Weyenshiet Belachew, Mareta Getachew, Mitiku Haylu, Kidest G/Selasse, Tilahune Asagere and Rodas Gizaw


Producers: Saar Yogev and Naomi Levari


Production Company: Black Sheep Film Productions, av Medien Penrose and En Compagnie Des Lamas


International Films Boutique


Main festivals: Winner of the Eurimages Audentia Award for Best Female Director at the Toronto International Film Festival


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