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Chauncey -Theater 1
Friday, Oct 27, 2023 12:00 AM
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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"A beguiling, sun-dappled drama..."—Wendy Ide, Observer UK

"The film's naturalism flows like a gentle summer's breeze."—Mariana Ashioti, Little White Lies

"An understated and intimate story of sisterhood."—Lovia Gyarkye, Hollywood Reporter

On a hot summer day, a crew of workers - men and women, young and old - arrive at dawn at a picturesque fig orchard in northwest Tunisia. We eavesdrop, through the sun-dappled leaves of the fig trees, on the young women stealing away precious moments from the foreman's watchful gaze. Meanwhile, the older women, tasked with the careful job of packing the tender fruit, watch and reminisce together as well. They joke, argue, debate, gossip, flirt, all the while painting an unhurried but riveting portrait of everyday life in the rural society, where class, gender, and circumstance often don't allow for such personal freedoms. Set over the course of a single day, and with a cast made up of an intergenerational ensemble of non-professional actors, Under the Fig Trees is "an elegant, understated tapestry of complex interactions [and] a pleasurable and immersive experience" (The Hollywood Reporter) that ultimately reveals the ways in which sisterhood itself becomes an act of resistance.

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Director:Erige Sehiri
Featuring:Ameni Fdhili, Fide Fdhili, Feten Fdhili
Runtime:92 minutes
Rating:Not Rated
Year Released:2021
Production Country:Tunisia