WASHINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

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Fig Tree

Dir. Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian | 93 min
Narrative Ethiopia, France, Germany, Israel 2018
Amharic with English subtitles

US Theatrical Premiere!

Ethiopian-Israeli director Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian draws on her own experience of growing up in war-torn Addis Ababa.

Sixteen-year-old Mina is poised to flee Ethiopia with her grandmother to be reunited with her mother in Israel; however, she is reluctant to leave her Christian boyfriend Eli, who lives in the woods in order to avoid forcible conscription by the military. Grounded by remarkable performances, Fig Tree is a moving coming-of-age story and an auspicious feature film debut.

-Note adapted from the Toronto Jewish Film Festival

 

Running November 1-14. Showtimes will be announced (and tickets made available) in late September.

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