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28TH TORONTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVALFESTIVAL MAY 27 - JUNE 7, 2020

Fig Tree Etz Teena

Drama

Screening Information

May 7 - 6:00PM
Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 9
May 8 - 3:30PM
Innis Town Hall

Film Details

Country Israel
Year 2018
Running Time 93 MIN
Languages Amharic, Hebrew
Subtitles English
Director Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian
Cast Betalehem Asmamawe,Rodas Gizaw,Mareta Getachew
Themes Forbidden Love,
Immigration,
Love,
Refugees,
Women - Front and Center

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Description

Winner of the Audentia prize for best female director at TIFF. 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 tale and a remarkable feature debut.

Presentation Details

Followed By Skype Q & A With Director Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian (May 8 only)
Co-presented With

Sponsored By

The Ganz Family Foundation
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