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Zaza Urushadze, Prominent Georgian Director Dies at 53

Writer and director Zaza Urushadze, best known for Tangerines, has died. He was 53. 

The news broke last night (December 7) during the closing weekend of the Tbilisi International Film Festival, which ran in the Georgian capital throughout this week. Attendees at the fest took to social media to express their grief at the news.

Urushadze began his film career in 1989 with Matvis vints mamam miatova. In 2009, he directed Three Houses, also appearing in the film as an actor. His 2013 war drama Tangerines was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2015 Academy Awards.