Corn Island

  • Year of Production: 2014
  • Screenplay: Roelof Jan Minneboo, George Ovashvili, Nugzar Shataidze
  • Director: George Ovashvili
  • Camera: Elemér Ragályi
  • Actors: Ylias Salman, Mariam Buturishvili, Tamer Levent
  • Genre: Drama
  • Duration: 101 min
  • Language: Georgian, Abkhazian


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.



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  • winner main prize (Crystal Globe) at 2014 Karlovy Vary Filmfestival
  • Georgian contender for 2015 Academy Awards as "Best Foreign Language Film"
  • Nomination for "The International Green Film Award" at Cinema For Peace Gala 2015
  • Nomination for "Nika-Award - Best Film CIS and Baltics" 2015
  • won 34 prizes/awards on 92 international festivals so far 
  • Alamdary Film, Georgia
  • MDM, Germany
  • Eurimages
  • 42film GmbH, Germany
  • Arizona Films, France
  • Axman Productions, Czech Republic
  • Kazakhfilm, Kazakhstan