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FIG TREE

by Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian

synopsis

14 year 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. Marsha's coming of age film debut film is based on her childhood memories of a civil-war-torn Ethiopia. 

international title: Fig Tree
original title: Etz Teena
country: Israel, Germany, France, Ethiopia
sales agent: Films Boutique
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian
film run: 93'
release date: IL 7//08/2018
screenplay: Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian
cast: Betalehem Asmamawe, Yohanes Muse, Weyenshiet Belachew, Mareta Getachew, Mitiku Haylu, Kidest G/Selasse, Tilahune Asagere, Rodas Gizaw
cinematography by: Daniel Miller
film editing: Arik Lahav-Leibovich
art director: Danny Avshalom
costumes designer: Marine Galliano
music: John Gürtler, Jan Miserre
producer: Saar Yogev, Naomi Levari
co-producer: Sandrine Brauer, Felix Eisele
line producer: Ran Friedberg, Jakob Neuhäusser
production: AV Medien Penrose GmbH, En Compagnie des Lamas, Black Sheep Film Productions (IL)
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