Select Page

The Corn Island

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 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. 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.

Director: George Ovashvili

Country of production: Georgia, Germany, France, Chech Republic, Kazakhstan, Hungary

Year of prodcution: 2014


Grand-Prix "Golden Antigone” 36th Montpelier IFF, France, 2014

Grand-Prix "Kinoshok", Anapa, Russia, 2014

Grand-Prix, Split IFF, Croatia, 2014

Grand-Prix "Crystal Globe" Karlovy Vary IFF, Czech Republic, 2014

Shortlisted for Oscar Best Foreign Film nomination, 2015