Linenhall Film Club continues its spring 2016 season with the eloquent humanist Estonian/Georgian film, Tangerines, on Tuesday February 16 at 8pm.
Set in 1992, during the growing conflict between Georgia and Abkhazian separatists in the wake of the Soviet Union's dissolution, this compassionate tale focuses on two Estonian immigrant farmers who decide to remain in Georgia long enough to harvest their tangerine crop. When the war comes to their doorsteps, Ivo, played by legendary Estonian actor Lembit Ulfsak, takes in two wounded soldiers from opposite sides.
The fighters vow to kill each other when they recover, but their extended period of recovery has a humanizing effect that might transcend ethnic divides. Set against a beautiful landscape defiled by war, this poetic film makes an eloquent statement for peace.
“Tremendous storytelling: engaging, intelligent, and with some lovely touches.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
The Linenhall Film Club screens every second Tuesday. Full details about the club and its forthcoming programme from the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, can be obtained by calling (094 ) 9023733 or by visiting www.thelinenhall.com