'Tangerines' moves closer to final five at Oscars
The Estonian-Georgian film "Tangerines" has made it onto the short list for Academy Award for best foreign-language film, being one of nine candidates that will be further pared down to five in mid-January, it was announced tonight.
"Tangerines" has become one of Estonia's most internationally successful feature films. It has picked up numerous awards from film festivals .
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.