WASHINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Dir. Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian | 93 min
Ethiopia, France, Germany, Israel
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.