Oscar Nominated Tangerines Wins Spain’s Best European Film Award

Georgian wartime drama ‘Tangerines’ took home the prize for Best European Film at Spain’s Gaudi Awards.

Directed by Georgia’s Zaza Urushadze, the Estonian-Georgian co-production out-paced the UK’s Pride by Matthew Warchus, French director Olivier Assayas’ Clouds of Sils Maria and Sweden’s Force Majeure by Ruben Ostlund.

Established by the Catalonian Film Academy in 2009, the Gaudi Awards are some of the most prestigious awards in Spain.

Tangerines, set in the early 1990s during the Abkhaz-Georgian War, previously won an Audience Award for best film at the UK’s 24th Chichester Film Festival.

Since its release, the film has won awards at Warsaw, Mannheim-Heidelberg, Palm Springs and Seattle film festivals among others.

In 2015, it was nominated for the Oscars in the Best Foreign Language category and screened at the European Parliament and United Nations headquarters.

01 February 2016 17:36