Tangerine

Tangerine

Tangerine

Hit Sundance indie film shot almost entirely on an iPhone 5S, following a working girl fresh out of a month-long term in prison. Hearing news that her pimp boyfriend cheated on her, she teams up with her best friend to search for the truth – and possibly vengeance.

"[This] rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles, including an Armenian family dealing with their own repercussions of infidelity. Director Sean Baker’s prior films brought rich texture and intimate detail to worlds seldom seen on film. Tangerine follows suit, bursting off the screen with energy and style. Exhibiting fierce chemistry with his actors to fashion a dazzlingly distinctive film filled with humor and heart, Baker’s talent is on full display. A decidedly modern Christmas tale told on the real streets of L.A., Tangerine defies expectation—a veritable cinematic jolt." (Sundance Film Festival)

2015Rating: MA15+88 minsUSA
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Tangerine / Reviews

Flicks, Matt Glasby

Flicks, Matt Glasby

The making of Sean Baker's LA street drama must have been even more remarkable than the film itself. Shot on the fly, using iPhones with prototype anamorphic lenses, it features a cast of transgender women, most of them making their acting debuts. Like Coffee and Cigarettes or Smoke, but on substances a little stronger, it gives voice to the city's prostitutes, pushers and passers-by, in the process rendering their extraordinary – to us, at least – lives ordinary.

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Variety

Variety

Writer-director Sean Baker's sun-scorched, street-level snapshot is a work of rueful, matter-of-fact insight and unapologetically wild humor...

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Time Out

Time Out

For all of its noise, Tangerine ends on a moment of silent compassion—the world can be a cruel place, but we have the power to remake it in our own image.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

“There is nothing out here but the hustle,” Alexandra tells us. If anything, that is the moral of the movie.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Raucously entertaining.

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Stuff

Stuff

Magnolia in its ambition and Curb Your Enthusiasm in its dark humour...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The film's smart craftsmanship is ultimately less noteworthy than its humanizing, prejudice-challenging immersion into the lives of people who inhabit L.A.'s low-end drug and sex industry.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

In Baker, we have a director who can make ordinary, quirky and disorganised lives seem colourful, compelling and most of all, humanistic.

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