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Tangerines
A film by Zaza Urushadze

87 minutes, fiction, color, 2014
In Estonian, Russian & Georgian w/ English subtitles


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Synopsis

A story of awakening humanity in the midst of violence, told with intimacy and elegance by writer/director Zaza Urushadze, Tangerines is the spare, yet haunting tale of an older Estonian man who cares for two wounded soldiers from opposite sides of the 1990s-era war in Georgia. The film reveals compassion to be the ultimate response to centuries of political, cultural and ethnic conflict, a compelling and relevant message for contemporary audiences.

2015 Academy Award & Golden Globe Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film



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Reviews

"A cause for celebration. This potent, intimate war movie has the emotional force and intelligence to break through apathy and ignorance. A triumph...a tough-minded, lucid, even gravely beautiful drama." - Film Comment

"A modestly magnificent fable of enemies in a time of war. Ivo is a marvelous character, and Mr. Ulfsak is nothing short of masterly in the role. This remarkable piece of antiwar cinema honors its theme, and the movie medium." - Wall Street Journal

"! Director Zaza Urushadze has performed a small miracle by presenting the insanity of war in such a compact form. Tangerines' insights might not be of the grandiose sort found in Hollywood's massive battle epics. But they are perhaps even more affecting because of the film's intimate scale." - RogerEbert.com

"Powerful... So exceptional is veteran actor Lembit Ulfsak that it has sent me searching for anything he has appeared in." - Los Angeles Times

"Deeply affecting. Sure to touch viewers who see it." - The Hollywood Reporter


Disc Features

● "Making of" Featurette


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