Directed by Zaza Urushadze
INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY EVENT!
ESTONIAN / GEORGIAN PICNIC
Gates open early today at 4:30pm. Join us for a Estonian / Georgian Picnic and the Piedmont Children’s Choir will be singing and there will be Dove Release in honor of Peace Day!
WCFF has a long tradition of presenting Georgian films and filmmakers, dating back to when Irakli Kvirikadze presented his films in 1988 and Giorgi Khaindrava who won the WCFF Peace & Cultural Understanding Prize in 1994.
This drama is about two Estonians living in Georgia (the Caucasus) who are Peace Makers at the time of the Georgian conflict in region of Abkhazia. It is 1992, and there is a civil war in the region where Estonians Ivo and Margus live. Margus is a tangerine farmer and Ivo is a carpenter who makes boxes for the tangerines to be sent throughout Europe.
The two men are among the last ‘holdouts’ of Estonians as most have fled the conflict and returned to Estonia. In Ivo’s front yard there is a skirmish that leaves both sides: the Georgians and the Abkazians, devastated, leaving only two survivors who are seriously wounded. One is a young Georgian volunteer soldier and the other is a Chechen mercenary who is intent on killing the injured Georgian. And the injured Georgian is adamant about killing his enemy. Both are taken into Ivo’s home to recover under one condition: neither are permitted to harm the other while under the Estonian’s roof…
The film carries a pacifist message and poses the question of what it means to be human. It was filmed in Guria, Georgia.
Film in cave @ 6pm. Wines sold by the glass. Food from Sonoma’s Favorite Taco Truck Lonchera Emely also for purchase.
Tangerines has just been nominated for an Academy Award! Read the story here.
Screenwriter: Zaza Urushadze
Producer: Ivo Felt, Zaza Urushadze
Music: Niaz Diasamidze
Cinematographer: Rein Kotov
Editor: Alexander Kuranov