'Tangerines' is somber parable about war, humanity

April 24, 2015 12:02 PM

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The selection of the Estonian film "Tangerines" as one of the five foreign language Oscar nominees for 2014 came as something of a surprise, but now that the movie is in theaters it's easy to see why the academy judges responded so strongly.

A somber parable about the destructive effects of war and what a shared humanity might be able to do to overcome them, "Tangerines" is an example of lean, unadorned old-school filmmaking where familiar style and technique combine to unexpectedly potent effect because of the great skill with which th...

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