Category: Movies Raglan Film Festival: TANGERINES

Raglan Film Festival: TANGERINES

September 12, 2015

Set in 1990 war-plagued Georgia, this Oscar nominee (Best Foreign Language Film) centres on an Estonian tangerine harvester who takes in two wounded men - a Georgian and a Chechen...

4 stars Stuff website - "a frisson of well-choreographed violence and some truly beautiful photography."

3.5 stars NZ Herald - "Engrossing and well-acted "

"1992. The Abkhazia region wants to separate from Georgia and war breaks out between the Georgian army and the separatists. Most of the Estonians living in Abkhazia flee the combat region, but Ivo insists on staying behind and helping his neighbor pick the tangerines that have ripened in his orchard. The war reaches them quickly and after some fire exchanges at their doorstep, Ivo takes in two serious casualties: a Georgian and a Chechen. Only their critical condition keeps them from slitting each other’s throats. While the war rages outside, the two sworn enemies recover and are forced to recognize each other’s existence." (Jerusalem Film Festival)

Starring: Misha Meskhi, Giorgi Nakashidze, Elmo Nüganen, Raivo Trass, Lembit UlfsakDirected by Zaza Urushadze ('Ak tendeba', 'Sami Sakhli')

Written by Zaza Urushadze

Drama, War, World Cinema | 87 mins | M | Violence & offensive language | Country of Origin: Estonia, Georgia | Language: Russian, Georgian and Estonian with English subtitles

Raglan Film Festival Screening

Feature will be preceded by Raglan Arts Film Festival Award entry, ROSS & BETH.

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