Under the Fig Trees

63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

Among the trees, young women and men working the summer harvest develop new feelings, flirt, try to understand each other, find – and flee – deeper connections. An engaging depiction of summer flirtations and gentle exploration of sisterhood, shot in a vibrant, “enclosed” open-air space, without scripted dialogue, but full of flavors, scents, and textures.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Erige Sehiri
Script: Erige Sehiri, Ghalya Lacroix, Peggy Hamann
Cinematography: Frida Marzouk
Editing: Ghalya Lacroix, Hafedh Laaridhi, Malek Kamounn
Sound: Aymen Laabidi, Yazid Chaabi, Jean-Guy Véran
Actors: Fide Fdhili, Feten Fdhili, Ameni Fdhili, Samar Sifi, Leila Ouhebi, Hneya Ben Elhedi Sbahi
Production: Henia Production, Maneki Films
Producers: Erige Sehiri, Didar Domehri
Co-production: Akka Films, In Good Company
Co-producers: Palmyre Badinier, Nicolas Wadimoff, Philippe Coeytaux, Roshi Behesht Nedjad
Costumes: Nabila Cherif
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Tunisia, France, Switzerland, Germany, Qatar
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 93΄
Contact: Luxbox

Erige Sehiri

Erige Sehiri is a French-Tunisian director and producer. With her own production company, Henia Production, she develops Tunisian author-driven documentaries distinguished at major international festivals, such as Visions du réel, IDFA, and Cinemed. In 2018, her breakout feature documentary, Railway Men, remained six weeks in Tunisian theaters. In 2021, she wrote, directed, and produced her first fiction feature, Under the Fig Trees, which won several post-production awards at the Venice International Film Festival (Final Cut in Venice). The film premiered at the selection of the 54th Quinzaine des Réalisateurs at Cannes 2022.


2012 My Father’s Facebook (short doc)
2018 Railway Men (doc)
2022 Under the Fig Trees