Under the Fig Trees12A

Directed by Erige Sehiri | Tunisia | 2022 | 1h 33m | Arabic w/ English subtitles | Starring Ameni Fdhili, Fide Fdhili, Feten Fdhili, Samar Sifi, Abdelhak Mrabti

In North West Tunisia, a group of young women work the summer harvest. Under the gaze of older workers and the men of the village, they flirt, tease, and quarrel – trying to understand each other and find (or flee) deeper connections. Set in a picturesque Tunisian orchard, Erige Sehiri’s fiction debut is a gorgeously lyrical drama and a reminder of the importance of savouring the joys of the everyday.

Reviews

‘The film’s naturalism flows like a gentle summer’s breeze.’
★★★★
Marina Ashioti, Little White Lies

‘Love, liberation and oppression all take their turn under the sun as community is strengthened or challenged, and a society is subtly implied.’
★★★★
Nick Hasted, The Arts Desk

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We showed Under the Fig Trees between June 16, 2023 and June 22, 2023.

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Tomorrow (Sunday 19th May)

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Big Night 15
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Kidnapped 12A
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