FRIENDS PRESENT: TANGERINES

Date Time
Sat 8th Sep 4.30pm

Dir: Zaza Urushadze | Estonia/Georgia | 2013 | 87 mins | Estonian/Russian w/English subtitles
Cast: Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo NĂ¼ganen, Mikheil Meskhi, Giorgi Nakashidze

The first Estonian film nominated for a Best Foreign Language Oscar, Tangerines is set during the short but brutal 1992 war between Georgia and Abkhazia. In a neutral Estonian village over the border, most have fled the encroaching conflict; but Ivo (veteran national star Lembit Ulfsak), an elderly farmer, stays to help a friend with his tangerine harvest. Then the war arrives on his doorstep when a nearby firefight sees him left with two injured survivors: a Chechen mercenary and a Georgian soldier. Deeply affecting, Tangerines deftly balances pathos and black humour with a deeper critique of unnecessary violence.

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