Films Boutique is handling international sales on writer-director Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Discovery world premiere Fig Tree and Screen has obtained the excusive first-look trailer.
The Germany-France-Ethiopia co-production, considered to be one of the front runners to be chosen as Israeli’s foreign-language Oscar submission, takes place at the end of the Ethiopian Civil War.
It will play first at a P+I screening on September 7 ahead of the first public screening a day later.
Fig Tree follows a Jewish Ethiopian teenage girl as she attempts to save her Christian boyfriend from being drafted, as she and her family prepare to flee the country.
The film from Black Sheep Film Productions, av Medien Penrose, and En Compagnie Des Lamas marks Davidian’s feature directorial debut and stars Betalehem Asmamawe, Yohanes Muse, Weyenshiet Belachew, Mareta Getachew, Mitiku Haylu, Kidest G/Selasse, Tilahune Asagere, and Rodas Gizaw.
Saar Yogev served as producer with Naomi Levari, Felix Eisele, and Sandrine Brauer.