AJFF Tickets – Fig Tree (Sunday, 1PM)
Sunday, November 24th, 2019, at 1:00pm
Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane (5657 Spring Garden Road)
**Please note that the doors of the theatre will open at 12:30pm**
COUNTRIES: Israel, Ethiopia, Germany, France
YEAR: 2018 | RUNNING TIME: 93 minutes
Sixteen-year-old Mina lives a surreal existence, surrounded by both the natural wonder of her pastoral Addis Ababa neighbourhood and the enveloping atmosphere of panic and suffering of ordinary people torn asunder by the Ethiopian Civil War. Hiding nearby in a fig tree, her Christian boyfriend, Eli, tries to avoid abduction by the merciless military junta as young men are scooped off the street and conscripted into the army against their will.
With her young romance threatened and time running out, Mina hatches a scheme to save Eli as her family plans their escape to Israel where the children’s mother awaits. Drawing on her own wartime memories, this harrowing drama is confidently directed with grit and compassion by first-time Ethiopian-Israeli filmmaker Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian.
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