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The river creates and the river destroys in an eternal cycle that even man can't escape.

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George Ovashvili
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Cast overview:
Ilyas Salman Ilyas Salman ... Old man
Mariam Buturishvili Mariam Buturishvili ... Girl
Irakli Samushia Irakli Samushia ... Soldier
Tamer Levent Tamer Levent ... Abkhazian oficer
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Swollen up by the spring inundation, the river falls down on the lowlands and before eventually throwing rocks and silts in the sea, gathers them here and there in the middle of the river. In several days, even sometimes overnight, in these shoals rather large islands are created. Soil of such an island is rich and fertile. An old man and his young granddaughter decide to grow corn on this island. But soldiers pass by.

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Drama | War

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Language:

Georgian | Abkhazian | Russian

Release Date:

17 September 2014 (Georgia) See more »

Also Known As:

Corn Island See more »

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€1,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby SR

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2.39:1
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In order to find the location for this movie, the filmmakers had been looking for a real island for two years. Eventually, they realised it would be too complicated and too dangerous to film on such a place. Instead, they built the island on an artificial lake, where they could control the water level to some extent, director George Ovashvili revealed in an interview. See more »

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Corn Island : A great film which shows that even a tiny piece of land can be used to make a great film.
11 February 2015 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

About cinema it is said that sometimes images convey perfectly what words fail to express. When words are uttered they make sense only when they merely suit the situations for which they were spoken. This effect is shown in Georgian film "Corn Island" with utmost austerity as an old man and his young grand-daughter set foot on a small island in the middle of a river. Their sudden arrival sets off a climate of distrust in the minds of other people. This is the start of a difficult life for them as there are also others who would like to see them defeated in their mission. There are some films which develop at their own pace. It is likely that laymen would call them slow whereas true admirers of cinema would label them as poetic works of art. Corn Island is one such film which would immensely appeal anybody who appreciates cinema as a poetic art. One can see how the entire process of planting a seed until the final stages of agriculture is carried out. The origin of this poetic film can be traced back to a day in August 1992 when an Abkhazian person ordered Georgian director George Ovashvili to leave Abkhazian black sea coast. According to him the war had started.


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