'Tangerines' moves closer to final five at Oscars

A scene from the film, "Tangerines". (ERR)
12/19/2014 8:22 PM
Category: Entertainment

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.

 

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