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TANGERINES

"Poignant, accessible film is a seriocomic drama set in war-torn Abkhazia. Beautifully shot." — Dennis Harvey, Variety

Estonian film Tangerines is a story of awakening humanity in the midst of violence, told with intimacy and elegance by Georgian film director and screenwriter Zaza Urushadze. Nominated for an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2015, 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 compellingly relevant message for contemporary audiences. 

Cast

Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nuganen, Giorgi Nakhashidze

Director

Zaza Urushadze

Genre

Arthouse / Drama

Awards

NOMINATED Best Foreign Language Film - Academy Awards
NOMINATED Best Foreign Language Film - Golden Globes

WON Best Director - Warsaw International Film Festival
WON Audience Award - Warsaw International Film Festival
WON Best Estonian Film Award - Tallinn Black Nights
WON Don Quixote Jury Prize by International Federation of Film Societies - Tallinn Black Nights
WON Special Award of Mannheim-Heidelberg
WON Audience Award - Mannheim-Heidelberg
WON Jury's Prize - War on Screen
WON International Panorama Competition - Bari International Film Festival
WON Best Male Role Ensemble - Eurasia International Film Festival
WON Taste of Europe Competition - Film Festival Oostende
WON Best Director - Tbilisi Film Festival
WON 2nd Place of Best Films of Georgian Panorama - Tbilisi Film Festival
WON International Prize for Peace and Cultural Understanding Award - Wine Country Film Festival
WON "In the Spirit of Freedom Awards in Memory of Wim van Leer" Honorary Mention - Jerusalem International Film Festival
NOMINATED for Best Narrative Feature Audience Award - Palm Springs Film Festival
NOMINATED for Grand Prix - Warsaw International Film Festival
SECOND RUNNER-UP Golden Space Needle Award for Best Director (Zaza Urushadze) - Seattle International Film Festival

Festivals

Art House Films | Hungary
Avvantura Film Festival | Croatia
Bari International Film Festival | Italy
Belgrade Film Festival | Serbia
Chennai International Film Festival | India
Cyprus Film Days | Cyprus
Eurasia International Film Festival | Kazakhstan
Fajr International Film Festival | Iran
Film Festival Cottbus | Germany
Film Festival Oostende | Belgium
Fünf-Seen-Film Festival | Germany
Georgian Päevad | Georgia
Glasgow Film Festival | UK
Goteborg International Film Festival | Sweden
Helsinki International Film Festival | Finland
IKSV | Turkey
Jerusalem International Film Festival | Israel
Kerala International Film Festival | India
Mannheim-Heidelberg | Germany
Montreal World Film Festival | Canada
Palm Springs Film Festival | USA
San Francisco International Film Festival | USA
Seattle International Film Festival | USA
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival | Estonia
Tbilisi Film Festival | Georgia
Valencia International Film Festival Cinema Jove| Spain
Vilnius International Film Festival | Lithuania
War on Screen | France
Warsaw International Film Festival | Poland
Wine Country Film Festival | USA

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