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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023

Under the Fig Trees (Sous les figues)

Erige Sehiri

Tunisia, France, Switzerland, Germany, Qatar

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Director's Biography

Erige Sehiri is a French-Tunisian director and producer. With her own production company, Henia Production, she develops Tunisian author-driven documentaries that have appeared at festivals including Visions du réel, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and Cinemed, among others. In 2018, her breakout feature-length documentary, Railway Men, remained in Tunisian cinemas for six weeks. In 2021, she wrote, directed and produced her first fiction feature, Under the Fig Trees, which won several post-production awards from the Venice Film Festival’s Final Cut, then had its premiere in the Directors’ Fortnight at the Festival de Cannes in 2022.

Sat 12 / 21h30 / Le Colisée
Tue 15 / 19h30 / Salle des Ambassadeurs

In the presence of the film crew

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

Director : Erige Sehiri
Producer : Erige Sehiri, Didar Domehri
Screenwriter : Erige Sehiri, Ghalya Lacroix, Peggy Hamann
Cinematographer : Frida Marzouk
Production Designer
Editor :Ghalya Lacroix, Hafedh Laaridhi, Malek Kamounn
Sound : Aymen Laabidi, Yazid Chaabi, Jean-Guy Véran

Fide Fdhili, Feten Fdhili, Ameni Fdhili, Samar Sifi, Leila Ouhebi, Hneya Ben Elhedi Sbahi, Gaith Mendassi, Abdelhak Mrabti, Fedi Ben Achour, Firas Amri

Production Company : Henia Production, Maneki Films
International Sales : Luxbox Films
Distributor : MAD Solutions


Tunisia, France, Switzerland, Germany, Qatar