Following Government advice issued on
16 March 2020 the Society has suspended
its screenings until further notice
Our Best Historic Screenings
With our usual seasons cancelled the Committee
is making weekly recommendations of films to
watch that were screened during the last
20 years which were extremely well received
by members and guests.
This week's recommendation
2013, 87 mins.
Estonian, Russian, Georgian languages
Directed by Zaza Urushadze
Tangerines was the 774th film screened by RFS on 14th November 2017. The film was the third ranked film of Season 55, it got an approval mark of 92% from those attending; from season 55 we have already featured its first, second and one of the three equal fourth placed films: A Man Called Ove, Julieta and The Other Side of Hope.
Tangerines is the Oscar-nominated Estonian film from Zaza Urushadze, based on the Civil War in the Apkhazian region in 1992-1993, following the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Estonian actor Lembit Ulfsak plays Ivo, a carpenter whose family and their community have fled back to Estonia. His reasons for staying are unclear but he intends to help his farmer friend Margus with his tangerine crop. Ivo ends up taking the last men alive from the warring Chechens and Georgians into his house. The Chechen is Ahmed and the more seriously wounded is a Georgian, Niko. Both are in no fit state to fight, but that does not stop them threatening each other to the death.
Full film notes available in the Twickenham
& Richmond Tribune here.
Tangerines can be streamed on Amazon Prime and disks are available from Amazon, eBay, CeX and other retailers.
SEASON 57 PROGRAMME
10 SEPTEMBER 2019
TO 16 JUNE 2020