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Fig Tree


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 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.

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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