'Tangerines' wins Audience Award in Egypt ({{commentsTotal}})

The Estonian-Georgian movie "Tangerines" ("Mandariinid" in Estonian) has won the Audience Award at the 7th Panorama of the European Film in Cairo, Egypt.

The film has become one of the most internationally successful films involving Estonian filmmakers, is also Estonia's official submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Award at the upcoming Oscars, which will be held on February 7. The Hollywood Reporter last month called the film one of the strongest contenders in that category.

The film tells a story that takes place in 1992 during the war in Abkhazia in an Estonian village situated there. In the village, whose residents have fled from war, injured fighters from two opposite sides of the battle front happen to all be staying in the same house of an Estonian.

The film has participated in 28 international film festivals and won 18 awards so far. You can see a trailer (with English subtitles) for the film here.

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