In the tradition of train films, which adds huit clos to the direction and serendipity of the road trip genre, Russian train films form class apart: claustrophobic quarters shared with a medley of imposed companions within; monotonous, unwelcoming taiga without; the tedious stasis of the long journey unalleviated by surly staff and bad food. Shooting…
Georgia 1990: a separatist war closes in on a tangerine farm. The farmer simply wants to harvest his crop when two wounded soldiers – enemies – appear on his door step. Oscar nom., 11 wins. Engaging, intelligent, anti-war storytelling. Guardian.