Seasonal Special Happenings

Promoting Pacifism

When: Wed., July 1 2015

Get your tissues ready. The Cleveland Museum of Art is showing the heart-rending Estonian film Tangerines tonight. Directed by Georgian filmmaker Zaza Urushadze, the film was nominated for best foreign film at the 2014 Oscars and surely deserved it. The movie centers on two old farmers and two young soldiers. Set during the 1992 War in Abkhazia, Tangerines follows citrus farmers Margus and Ivo as they take in two wounded soldiers from opposite sides of the battle. From there, it plays like any other film about the older and young interacting. The green, rowdy privates gain wisdom from being treated by older, calmer hands, while the elderly men rediscover the appeal of youth. Though a simple and over-told story, Tangerines is still poignant and affecting, reinforcing the familiar yet powerful theme of pacifism. The museum is showing Tangerines tonight and Friday night at 7. Tickets are $9. (Rees)

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