The FESCAAAL, African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival will open its 32nd edition with the film The Fruit of Late Summer
The Fruit of Late Summer will be screened as the opening film of the 32nd edition of FESCAAAL (Festival of African, Asian and Latin American Cinema) in date Sunday 19 March at the Cinema Fondazione Prada in Milan.
Introduced in the world premiere at the Directors’ Fortnight at the Festival di Cannes 2022screened at the 45th Toronto Film Festival in the Contemporary World Cinema section and at the Palm Springs International Film Festival 2023, the film was awarded at the Final Cut in Venice workshop at the 78th edition of the Venice Film Festival.
Furthermore was selected by Tunisia at the Oscars 2023 as Best International Film, collecting over 25 selections in some of the most prestigious international festivals.
FESCAAAL: The late summer fruit opens the 32nd edition festival
The French-Tunisian director Erige Sehiri, here in her first fiction film, directs a story immersed in the warm light of summer that speaks of female solidarity, resistance against patriarchal tradition and conflict between generations, set in a suggestive Tunisian orchard where a group of women and girls are dedicated to picking figs at the end of the summer season. During the day the orchard becomes a theater of emotions, a place where the dreams and hopes of a modern and freer generation pass, alongside a more disconsolate previous one, anchored to traditions.
The synopsis of the film
At the end of summer, a group of girls and women work in an orchard in northwestern Tunisia to pick figs. Watched by workers and older men, the girls flirt, tease, argue about men, and argue.
During the day, the orchard becomes a theater of emotions, a place where the dreams and hopes of a freer modern generation pass, alongside one more anchored in traditions.
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