Fig Tree

Fig Tree

film-roll Ethiopia, France, Germany / Color / 93' / 2018

The fourteen 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. The film is based on the director’s childhood memories of a civil-war-torn Ethiopia.

 

1 Dec - 20:15 / Απόλλων
director image

Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian

Graduate of Sam Spiegel Film & Television School, Jerusalem. Her short films "Facing the Wall", "Transitions", "Cleaning Time" and "Korki" were screened in many festivals in Israel and abroad, including the Jerusalem Film Festival and Montreal Film Festival. In her films, she reflects mostly on the immigration experience of Ethiopian women living in Israel. "Fig Tree" is her debut Feature Film.

Director
Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian
Screenplay
Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian
Cinematography
Daniel Miller
Editing
Arik Lahav Leibovich
Music
John Gürtle
Jan Miserre
Sound Design
Ludovic Elias
Daniel Iribarren
Adrian Baumeister
Film Cast
Betalehem Asmamawe
Yohanes Muse
Producer
Saar Yogev
Naomi Levari
Language
Amharic
Filmography
Transitions (2016)
Facing the Wall (2016)
Cleaning Time (2012)
Korki (2011)
Feature Fiction Film