Fig Tree

Feature Film / Israel-Germany-France-Ethiopia / 2018
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  • Producers: Saar Yogev & Naomi Levari
    Co-Producers: Felix Eisele, Sandrine Brauer
    Director & Writer: Aalam-warqe Davidian
    World Sales: Films Boutique
    Presented at: Jerusalem Int’l Film Lab 1st Prize winner, Open Doors – Locarno, Work In Progress  Award – Jerusalem Int’l FF 2017,  Cinelink WIP- Sarajevo IFF 2017, Venice Gap-Financing Market – Venice Int’l FF 2017
    Supported by: Rabinovich Film Fund, Gesher-Avi Hai Production grant, Beracha Foundation, World Cinema Fund, MFG, CNC-Cinema Du Monde
    Development Support: Gesher Multi Cultural Fund, Israel Film Fund

  • 16 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.

  • Aalam-warqe Davidian

    Graduate of Sam Spiegel Film & Television School, Jerusalem. Her short films Facing The WallTransitions, 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, Marsha reflects mostly on the immigration experience of Ethiopian women living in Israel. Fig Tree is her debut Feature Film

  • World Premiere – TIFF 2018 Winner The Audentia Award for best film directed by a female director
    Haifa Film Festival 2018 Winner Best Cinematography
    Winner Israel Academy Award for best Cinematography