The Georgian-Estonian movie nominated for an Oscar


The Estonian-Georgian movie, “Tangerines” (“Mandarinebi” in Georgian), has been nominated for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category for the 87th Academy Awards.

The movie takes place in 1992 during the war in Abkhazia, Georgia in a village, which is mostly inhabited by Estonians. The main protagonists have fled from war; they are injured fighters from two opposite sides of the struggle and happen to all be staying in the same house of an Estonian man. The main characters are played by Georgian actors Giorgi Nakashidze and Mikhail Meskhi and Estonian actors Lembit Ulfsak and Elmo Nuganen. The language of the movie is mostly Russian with Estonian and Georgian shortcuts.

The film was produced by a Georgian production company Cinema 24 and an Estonian film production company Allfilm .
The film was directed by a Georgian director Zaza Urushadze.
The movie was filmed in the region of Guria in Georgia.  It has been nineteen years since a Georgian movie” A Chef in Love” was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

View Tangerines Trailer

The other nominees for the Best Foreign Language Film:

“Ida” by Paweł Pawlikowski (Poland)

“Leviathan” by Andrey Zvyagintsev (Russia)

“Timbuktu” by Abderrahmane Sissako (Mauritania)

“Wild Tales” by Damián Szifrón (Argentina)


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