Spring flooding forms a small island with rich soil in the middle of a 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.
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…This is another visually stimulating film that reminded me of Kornél Mundruczó’s Delta (2008) and Yvette Biro’s preference for minimalistic scripts. It was certainly a film that – like the aforementioned ones – should appreciated on the big screen. The oft-claimed death of cinema will only take place when all films no longer require the big screen experience to be appreciated.
It didn't convince me as much as I had thought, but Corn Island is still a great film. Intimate in many ways, both with regards to the two main characters, and in relation to character and nature. More thoughts on my website: http://is.gd/LbtQ8v
Sometimes there is no need to talk, when good actors and actresses act well done. This is such a story, show us the a part of the old man and his adolescent granddaughter life. They stopped by an island in the middle of everything and give a life to it.
Very natural, nothing seems to be forced here. Almost dialogue-less, but there are few where needed. Almost action-less, but there is a bit of something one could call "action" late in the film. Not a life-changing experience, but I'll probably remember few beautiful landscapes as well as main characters.