UNDER THE FIG TREES (Cert 12A)

UNDER THE FIG TREES (Cert 12A)

Tuesday, 3rd October 2023 - 7:30pm

TICKETS: £5 (£3 Regal Film Society members/Students/ES40s, Friends of the Regal £4.50)

Dir Erige Sehiri            Tunisia/Switz/Fra/Qatar/Ger 2022                92 mins

This year’s Oscar submission from Tunisia is a gorgeous and wistful film set in the country’s languid fig orchards, where a group of teenage girls spend a sun-dappled summer helping to gather in the harvest.

Over the course of one hot day the girls dream up new worlds for themselves while picking the fragile fruit.  There are crushes to be reviewed, marriages to fear and fantasise about, family obligations to discuss, social changes to debate, and – away from the watchful eyes of their parents – boys to flirt with.

The film shows a modern and varied group of young women living in a patriarchal society, some accepting and some rebellious, as dramas large and small unfurl in the shade of the fig trees.  Subtitled.

Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_O-xFSqwnY

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