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CORN ISLAND

by George Ovashvili

synopsis

70-year-old Abga and his teenage granddaughter Asida cultivate the ground of a small island that got temporarly produced by the Enguri River. The river marks the border between the independent Rebulic of Abkhazia and Georgia and has always been the symbol of ceasefire. The island, made out of washed up dirt, rocks and debris, might exist for years or might be swept away soon. The farmers can't help but take the risk to escape poverty. Abga and Asida are a good team. Their hope for a better future unites them. They even build a wooden cottage, that protects them from the hot sun. When Asida one day discovers a young man on the island, their idyll is threatened.

international title: Corn Island
original title: Corn Island
country: Georgia, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kazakhstan
sales agent: Pascale Ramonda Paris
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: George Ovashvili
film run: 100'
release date: IT 20/08/2015
screenplay: Roelof Jan Minneboo, George Ovashvili, Nugzar Shataidze
cast: Tamer Levent, Mariam Buturishvili, Ylias Salman
cinematography by: Elemér Ragályi
film editing: Sun-min Kim
art director: Agi Ariunsaichan Dawaachu
music: Iosif Bardanashvili
producer: Guillaume De Seille, Nino Devdariani, Eike Goreczka, George Ovashvili
production: Alamdary Film, George Ovashvili Production, 42film GmbH, Arizona Films Productions, Axman Production, FocusFox Studio, Kino Company (KZ)

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main awards/selection

Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2014
Fribourg International Film Festival 2015 
Transilvania International Film Festival 2015 
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