“An astonishing feat of cinema presented with the utmost modesty … a haunting portrait of a place where present-day political conflict and centuries-old survival collide.” – Variety
On a tiny island floating in the river separating Georgia and Abkhazia, a resourceful old farmer and his granddaughter do their best to keep their crops alive in one of the most unforgiving landscapes on Earth. From both sides of the river it echoes the distant sounds of war, they continue their work, quiet and implacable. But when a wounded Georgian soldier washes ashore, the delicate balance of their existence is thrown into peril.
Enigmatic and enveloping, Corn Island is the masterfully assured sophomore feature from filmmaker George Ovashvili (The Other Bank). Told almost entirely without words and shot with breathtaking precision in 35mm, Corn Island is a fog-shrouded phantasm, mesmerising and powerful – an emotionally charged opus where the smallest gestures contain infinities of meaning.
Corn Island premiered at the 2014 Karlov Vary Film Festival where it picked up the Crystal Globe for Best Film.