Corn Island (film)

Corn Island (Georgian: სიმინდის კუნძული, translit.: simindis k'undzuli) is a 2014 Georgian drama film directed by Giorgi Ovashvili.

Corn Island
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Film poster
Directed byGiorgi Ovashvili
Produced byGuillaume de Seille, Nino Devdariani, Sain Gabdullin, Eike Goreczka, Christoph Kukula, George Ovashvili, Karla Stojáková
Written byGiorgi Ovashvili, Roelof Jan Minneboo, Nugzar Shataidze
Starringİlyas Salman
Music byIoseb Bardanashvili
CinematographyElemér Ragályi
Edited bySun-min Kim
Release date
  • 9 July 2014 (2014-07-09) (Karlovy)
  • 17 September 2014 (2014-09-17) (Georgia)
Running time
100 minutes


Spring flooding forms a small island with rich soil in the middle of the Enguri River, new land without an owner. An old man, assisted by his orphaned teenage granddaughter, takes possession of the island, builds a simple hut, and plants corn. They are ethnic Abkhaz and exchange nods with passing Georgian soldiers. The old man shelters a wounded soldier who takes refuge on the island and protects him from his pursuers for a time. At the end of the summer, flooding destroys the island.


Releases, awards and nominationsEdit

The film was first released at the 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in July 2014[1], where it won the Crystal Globe,[2] as well as the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury.

It was also selected as the Georgian entry for consideration for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards,[3] making the January Shortlist.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Release info on IMDb
  2. ^ "Karlovy Vary: Georgian Film 'Corn Island' Nabs Top Prize". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Oscars: Georgia Nominates 'Corn Island' in Foreign-Language Category". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  4. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Advance in Oscar Race". AMPAS. Retrieved 19 December 2014.

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