Screen can reveal the first trailer for French-Tunisian director Erige Sehiri’s Under The Fig Trees ahead of its world premiere in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight.
The film revolves around young women and men working the summer harvest in rural Tunisia as they develop new feelings, flirt, and try to understand each other.
The production is Sehiri’s first fiction feature after her 2018 award-winning documentary Railway Men and short work My Father’s Facebook.
It is produced by Sehiri’s Tunis-based Henia Productions and Didar Domehri at Paris-based Maneki Films, as a co-production with Palmyre Badinier, Nicolas Wadimoff, Philippe Coeytaux at Akka Films and Roshi Behesht Nedjad at Berlin-based In Good Company.
Luxbox are handling International sales. Jour2Fête will distribute the film in France and Mad Solutions has taken rights for the Middle East and North Africa.