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Erige Sehiri

Talents Tunisia 92 min Catalan premiere Fiction

Synopsis

Among the trees, young women and men working the summer harvest develop new feelings, flirt, try to understand each other, find —and flee— deeper connections.

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Themes

FriendshipLoveFemale DirectorFeminismContryside

Filmmaker

Erige Sehiri

She is a French-Tunisian director and producer. With her production company Henia Production, she develops author documentaries selected at festivals such as Visions du Réel, IDFA or Cinemed. In 2018, her documentary feature Railway Men spent six weeks in Tunisian cinemas. In 2021, she wrote, directed and produced her first fiction feature, Under the Fig Trees, which won several post-production awards at the Venice Film Festival (Final Cut in Venice). She then joined the selection for the 54th Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes 2022.

Filmography: Under the Fig Trees (2022, D'A 2023), Railway Men (2018)

Erige Sehiri

Film information

Int. title: Under the Fig Trees
Original Title: Taht alshajra
Director: Erige Sehiri
Script: Erige Sehiri, Ghalya Lacroix
Contact: Atalante
With: Fide Fdhili, Feten Fdhili, Ameni Fdhili, Samar Sifi, Leila Ouhebi
Country: Tunisia
Year: 2022
Format: DCP
Length: 92 min
Language: Arabic
Subtitles: Catalan
Edition: 2023

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