Under the Fig Trees Announced Among the 2022 Selection of The Director’s Fortnight

Wed Apr 20, 2022

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Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight section has unveiled the full lineup for its 54th edition, set to run May 18-27, 2022, with CGP alumni Under the Fig Trees by Erige Sehiri announced among the lineup.

Under the Fig Trees tells the story of a woman, Melek, and her friends as they work in fruit orchards during the summer for a number of reasons, including paying for their studies, preparing for their wedding, and helping out their families. The film was awarded the GFF prize during the 2021 Final Cut in Venice where it received a cash prize and an invitation to participate in the 5th edition of CineGouna Platform as a guest film in post-production.

The Directors’ Fortnight is a parallel selection of the Cannes Film Festival and a free-spirited non-competitive selection open to non-professional spectators who attend the Cannes Film Festival. Each year, the Directors’ Fortnight selection showcases films without constraints of genre, format, duration or geographical origin. These films are selected and accompanied by a team of passionate professionals, and are shared with an enthusiastic audience.

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