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Corn Island

Corn Island

The Enguri River forms the border between Georgia and the breakaway Republic of Abkhazia. Tensions between the two nations have not abated since the war of 1992-93. Every spring the river brings fertile soil from the Caucasus down to the plains of Abkhazia and northwestern Georgia, creating tiny islands: small clusters of no man’s land. Our story begins when an old Abkhaz farmer sets foot on one of the islands. The old man builds a hut for him and his teenage granddaughter, he ploughs the earth, and together they sow corn. When the corn has shot up, the girl finds a wounded Georgian soldier hiding among the stalks. With him, the struggle of man is brought upon the corn island.

George Ovashvili was born in Georgia in 1963. He graduated from the film department at the Georgian State Institute of Cinema and Theater and attended the The New York Film Academy at the Universal Studios in Hollywood. His feature debut THE OTHER BANK was screened at more than 80 international film festivals in more than 50 countries. It won him more than 50 international awards. CORN ISLAND is his second feature film and was shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. // Films (selection): GAGMA NAPIRI (The Other Bank, 2009), SIMINDIS KUNDZULI (Corn Island, 2014)

European Panorama 2015

George Ovashvili

Georgia / Germany / France / Czech Republic / Kazakhstan / Hungary 2014
DCP / color 
100 minutes
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Elemér Ragályi
Editing
Sun-Min Kim
Sound
Frédéric Théry
Music
Josef Bardanashvili
Cast
Ilyas Salman, Mariam Buturishvili, Irakli Samushia, Tamer Levent
Producers
Nino Devdariani (Alamdary Film), Eike Goreczka (42film), Guillaume de Seille (Arizona Productions), Karla Stojáková (Axman Production), Sain Gabdullin (Kazakhfilm)
Koproduzentin / Co-Producer Gabor Ferenczy

Trailer

Production

Alamdary LLC
2a Didgori street
0116 Tbilisi
Georgia
alamdary@ymail.com


Koproduktion / Co-Production 42film (DE), Arizona Productions (FR), Axman Production (CZ), Kazakhfilm (KZ)
World Sales

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France
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