An Oscar and Golden Globe nominee "Tangerines” has won its next prestigious award in Italy.
San Fedele Prize has been awarded for the 61sttime this year and Georgian filmmaker Zaza Urushadze was honored to receive the prize.
The San Fedele prize was established in 1956 and has since been selecting and awarding Best films of the year. The whole society: film critics and experts as well as ordinary viewers participate in the process of selecting a winner film and a single film is chosen as Best film per year.
World famous film directors received the San Fedele Prizes for years, such as: Federico Fellini, Francesco Rosi, Pier Paolo Pasolini,Ingmar Bergman, Milos Forman, Akira Kurosawa, Roberto Benigni,Pedro Almodóvar, Steven Spielberg and others (for additional information visit the web-site)
Zaza Urushadze has been invited as a honorary guest and a laureate of the prize to receive the sculpture by a famous Italian sculptor - Mimmo Paladinoat the San Fedele Cinema Hall.
The Georgian-Estonian co-production "Tangerines" was released in 2015.
Besides being Oscar and Golden Globe nominee, the film has collected a number of major awards of leading film festivals throughout the world.
The film is set in the midst of the Georgian-Abkhazian war in the beginning of the 1990s. An Estonian immigrant farmer - Ivo shelters two wounded soldiers – one Chechen and the other Georgian, who fought on opposite sides of the war.
The film touches upon political, cultural and ethnic conflicts and sends a clear message to the modern society on how to resolve theseconflicts through compassion.