Lembit Ulfsak. An actor who was elected the male star of the century and who managed to work in Estonia, in the USSR and, in the end, even in Hollywood. In order to celebrate his 75 anniversary this year, as well as the newly published book “Lembit Ulfsak”, PÖFF’s special programme, “The Golden Ratio”, will present to you three films that are included among his best role performances.
After a slow start, the Georgian–Estonian joint film “Tangerines” became a true global hit, won a number of prizes and was even nominated for the Academy Award for the Best International Feature Film. In one of the last roles of his life, Lembit Ulfsak gives a truly powerful performance as Ivo, an Estonian man who finds himself between the two warring sides in the 1992 Abkhazian conflict, where he has to allow casualties from both sides – Abkhazia and Georgia – to recover in his house. “Tangerines” is a war film that talks about peace, and its message is ever so topical in the light of this year’s events.
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