Corn Island
Simindis kundzuli
Showings
St. Anthony Main Theatre 2Sun, Apr 12, 2015 9:45 PM Event Date Passed
 
St. Anthony Main Theatre 4Thu, Apr 16, 2015 2:40 PM Event Date Passed
 
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
English Title:Corn Island
Programs:World Cinema
Tags:Drama
Oscar® Submission
Voice Category:Film on the Fringe
Release Year:2014
Runtime:100
Type:Narrative Feature
Country:Georgia
Germany
France
Czech Republic
Kazakhstan
Hungary
Language:Georgian
Abkhazian
Russian
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/122401257
Cast/Crew
Director:George Ovashvili
Producer:Guillaume de Seille
Eike Goreczka
Nino Devdariani
Karla Stojáková
Sain Gabdullin
Cinematographer:Elemér Ragályi
Editor:Sun-Min Kim
Principal Cast:Ilyas Salman
Mariam Buturishvili
Irakli Samushia
Tamer Levent
Screenwriter:Nugzar Shataidze
George Ovashvili
Roelof Jan Minneboo
Filmography:Gagma napiri
Description
The Inguri River forms a natural border dividing Georgia from 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. Local peasants find them perfect for the cultivation of a crop to supplement their income. An old Abkhaz farmer builds a hut for himself and his teenage granddaughter on one of these islands. He ploughs the earth and together they sow corn. As his granddaughter blossoms into womanhood and the corn ripens, border patrol boats from the two feuding countries frequently pass, reminding us and them of the dangers of cultivating in no-man’s land.