Oscar and Golden Globe nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, Tangerines is a powerful and eloquent statement on 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 refuse to flee Georgia, staying on to harvest their tangerine crop. When the fighting arrives at their doorsteps, Ivo (played by legendary actor Lembit Ulfsak) and friend Margus treat two wounded soldiers from opposite sides. During their extended period of convalescence under Ivo's roof, the enemies are forced not only to confront the reasons that fuel their hatred for each other, but also the conflict which rages around them.
Starring Lembit Ulfsak, Misha Meskhi, Giorgi Nakashidze
Director Zaza Urushadze