Zaza Urushadze’s “Tangerines” tells the story of a small group of Georgians in a rural Abkhazian village trying to survive in the 1992-1993 war. The synopsis reads: “As the Soviet Union collapses, the conflict nears a community of ethnic Estonians living in Georgia, many of whom flee in terror. Remaining behind, however, is a carpenter named Ivo, who decides to help his neighbor harvest his tangerine crop before the fighting reaches them.”
Opposing forces collide in this new trailer, which highlights the inherent danger of the region during the time, and the strength one man must muster up in order to continue his livelihood in the face of war.
The film was one of the five nominated for Best Foreign Language Film as this year’s Academy Awards and was acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films for a U.S. release on April 17.