DVD of Estonian-Georgian co-production “Tangerines” is now in stores. The film has Estonian, Russian and English subtitles. The DVD holds also a short making-of movie of “Tangerines” together with trailers and teasers.
“Tangerines” is currently also running in cinemas, over 30 000 movie-goers have seen the film in Estonia. In Georgia, the film has exceeded all viewer records since the country gained its independence. And as if audience success was not enough, “Tangerines” has received remarkable acknowledgement from international film festivals:
– Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) – Best Estonian Film; FICC Jury Special Prize
– Warsaw Film Festival – Best Director; Audience Award
– Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival – Jury Special Prize; Audience Award
– Tbilisi International Film Festival – Best Director
– Kerala International Film Festival – Official programme; opening film of the festival.
The feature film “Tangerines” is located in Abkhazia in 1992. Abkhazians are at war to break free from Georgia. The native Estonian village in a magic place between the mountains and see has run empty; Estonians have returned to their historical home land to flee from the approaching war.
Only Ivo (Lembit Ulfsak) and his neighbour, the owner of a tangerine plantation Markus (Elmo Nüganen) have stayed in the village. Markus, too, plans to head home to Estonia but only after the crop has been harvested. War reaches the village, and a gruesome battle between Georgians and Abkhazians takes place.
Ivo and Markus find one survivor from the battlefield – an Abkhazian named Ahmed, whom Ivo takes to his place to recover. When burying the deceased the same night, Markus discovers a gravely wounded Georgian who is barely alive. He is also taken to Ivo’s. The tangerin harvesters must now resolve their own war, happening under their roof with enemies from both sides.
Cast: Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nüganen, Giorgi Nakhashidze, Mikhail Meskhi, Raivo Trass
Screenplay and Director: Zaza Urushadze
DoP: Rein Kotov E.S.C.
Art Designer: Thea Telia
Costume Designer: Simon Machabeli
MUA: Tiina Leesik
Editing: Alexander Kuranov
Sound Director: Harmo Kallaste and Ivo Felt
Composer: Niaz Diasamidze
Producer: Ivo Felt and Zaza Urushadze
Allfilm and Cinema24, 2013
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