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Tangerines

Mandariinid

Estonian villagers Ivo and Markus take in a pair of men from opposite sides of a bloody 1992 conflict in this tense and emotional chamber piece, a prize-winning festival audience favorite.
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May 18, 2014
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11:00 AM Lincoln Square Cinemas Date has passed
May 21, 2014
Wednesday
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May 23, 2014
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Villagers Ivo and Markus take in a pair of men from opposite sides of a bloody conflict in this tense and emotional chamber piece, a prize-winning festival audience favorite. Estonian director Zaza Urushadze’s chamber piece is set during the 1992 outbreak of the conflicts between Georgia and the Russia-supported Republic of Abkhazia, which forced the majority of Estonians to return to the country of their forefathers. There have been Estonian settlements on the Caucasian Black Sea coast for more than a hundred years, but many of these villages had turned into ghost towns: only a few people stayed behind. Among them are aging carpenter Ivo and his neighbor Markus, who makes a living cultivating tangerines. The fruit is ripe and should be harvested soon, but war gets in the way—in fact, it comes for a house visit. When a battle takes place right outside his door, Ivo takes in two badly wounded men: Achmed, a Chechen, and Nika, a Georgian. Ivo soon discovers that housing deadly enemies is not easy, yet he acts calmly and declares his home a diplomatic neutral zone. How long it will last is a question elegantly considered in this deeply pacifist drama, as tense as any thriller.

Director Biography

Georgian director and scriptwriter Zaza Urushadze was born in 1966. He finished Georgian State University of Theatre and Film in 1988. His full-length debut film Here Comes The Dawn (1998) was very successful, and his second full-length film Three Houses was finished in 2008 and was selected for the Montreal Film Festival.

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Director: Zaza Urushadze
Principal Cast: Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nüganen, Zhanri Lolashvili, Mikheil Meskhi, Giorgi Nakashidze
Country: Estonia, Georgia
Year: 2013
Running Time: 89 minutes
Producer: Ivo Felt, Zaza Urushadze
Screenplay: Zaza Urushadze
Cinematographers: Rein Kotov
Editors: Alexander Kuranov
Music: Niaz Diasamidze
Website: Official Film Website
Awards: Warsaw International Film Festival 2013 (Audience Award, Best Director), Tallin Black Nights Film Festival (Estonian Film Award, International Film Clubs Award), Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival 2013 (Audience Award)
Filmography: The Guardian (2012); Stay With Me (2011); Three Houses (2008); Here Comes the Dawn (1998)
Language: Estonian
Subtitles: Yes
Format: DCP
International Sales: Cinemavault
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