'Tangerines' nominated for Golden Globe
The Estonian-Georgian film "Tangerines" is among the nominees for the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film. The winners will be announced on January 11.
The Hollywood Foreign Press announced the nominees for the 2015 Golden Globe Awards in 25 categories on Thursday.
Other nominees for the Best Foreign Film are "Force Majeure" (Sweden), "Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem" (France), "Ida" (Poland) and "Leviathan" (Russia).
"Tangerines" has become one of Estonia's most internationally successful feature films. It has picked up numerous awards from film festivals and is also Estonia's submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Award at the upcoming Oscars. The Oscar nominees will not be announced until mid-January.
The film is set in an Estonian village in Abkhazia during the 1992 Abkhazia war and explores the possibilities of staying human in inhuman conditions, and remaining neutral as a non-combatant.
The film was written and directed by Zaza Urushadze and shot by Estonian cinematographer Rein Kotov. It stars Estonian actors Lembit Ulfsak and Elmo Nüganen.