Set in 1992, in the post-Soviet Caucasus, where Georgians are fighting a war with secessionist Abkhazians, backed by Russia.
Ivo (Lembit Ulfsak) is an elderly ethnic Estonian who, with his friend Margus (Elmo Nüganen), is a tangerine farmer; they fear the fighting will destroy their entire crop. Disaster strikes, and Ivo finds himself having to offer tense hospitality to one wounded fighter from each side.
It is tremendous storytelling: engaging, intelligent, and with some lovely touches. The wonderful, sensitive ‘Tangerines’ is a plea for tolerance - an appeal which should always be heard. It is a must-see.
Leading up to the 30th Chichester International Film Festival in August 2022, we will be presenting six of the best Audience Award winning films from previous years - all at the special price of only £5.