Previously at the ICA - Films
18 Sep 2015 – 26 Sep 2015
“magnificent…remarkable piece of anti-war cinema” The Wall Street Journal
"Outstanding" Sound on Sight
Oscar and Golden Globe nominated, Tangerines is a beautifully eloquent statement for peace, highlighting the futility of bloodshed over racial and ethnic division.
Set in 1992, during the growing conflict between Georgia and Abkhazian separatists in the wake of the Soviet Union’s dissolution, this compassionate story focuses on two Estonian immigrant farmers who decide to remain in Georgia long enough to harvest their tangerine crop. When the fighting arrives at their doorsteps, Ivo (played by legendary Estonian actor Lembit Ulfsak) along with friend Margus (Elmo Nüganen), treat two wounded soldiers from opposite sides, Ahmed (Giorgi Nakhashidze) and Niko (Mikheil Meskhi). During their extended period of convalescence under the administration of Ivo, they are forced not only to confront the reasons that fuel their hatred for each other, but also the conflict which rages around them.
Tangerines, dir. Zaza Urushadze, Estonia 2013, 87 mins, Estonian/Russian/Georgian with English subtitles