Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. rights to “Tangerines,” written and directed by Zaza Urushadze. The film was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2015.
The film takes place during the war in Georgia, Apkhazeti and follows an older Estonian farmer with a tangerine garden. When two soldiers from opposite sides of the war, the farmer takes them in. The touching film reveals compassion to be the most important response to centuries of political, cultural and ethnic conflict.
“Zaza has created a beautiful film with remarkable performances from his cast,” said Peter Goldwyn of Samuel Goldwyn Films in a prepared statement. “The writing, directing and acting help balance both the humor and serious tones captured on film. I am very excited to bring this film to a U.S. audience and wish Zaza and his team the best of luck at the Oscars next weekend.”
“Tangerines” will make its U.S. premiere in 2015.