'Film Movement Buys North American Rights to Tunisia’s Oscar

North American Rights to Tunisia’s Oscar

Film Movement

has acquired North American rights to “Under The Fig Trees,” Tunisia’s official Oscar submission

The film,

which marks the narrative feature debut of French Tunisian documentary filmmaker Erige Sehiri, is an

“Under The

Fig Trees” will roll out to theaters in 2023, followed by a wide release on all

  The announcement

was made by Michael Rosenberg, president of Film Movement and Jennyfer Gautier, head of international

Yet, between

the fig trees, they steal away from work to catch up, gossip, squabble, and flirt

Each encounter

between the workers on the cusp of adulthood is ripe with discovery and connection

“As a

documentarian, Erige has developed a quietly understated way of observing life, which works to great

Besides playing

at Cannes, the film screened at Toronto, Karlovy Vary, BFI London and Sarajevo festivals, among

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