Corn Island

Simindis Kundzuli (Georgia, Germany, France)

Synopsis:

70-year-old Abga and his teenage granddaughter Asida cultivate the ground of a small island on 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. 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.

Festivals:
Karlovy Vary 2014 (competition), San Sebastian 2014, Cottbus 2014, Split 2014, Reykjavik 2014, Pusan 2014, Londra 2014, Chicago 2014, Sao Paolo 2014, Tokyo 2014, Tallinn 2014, Palm Springs 2015, Hong Kong 2015, CPH PIX 2015
 
Awards:
Crystal Globe, Prize of Ecumenical Jury - Karlovy Vary 2014, Audience Award - Cottbus 2014, Fribourg 2014, Montpellier 2014, Grand Prix - Split 2014
 
Tickets here.
 

 

Directed by:
George Ovashvili
Duration:
12h:00m
Year:
2014
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