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3.6
147 Ratings

Corn Island

Simindis kundzuli

Directed by George Ovashvili
Georgia, Germany, 2014
Drama

Synopsis

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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Corn Island Directed by George Ovashvili

Critics reviews

It has the iconic force of an old Dovzhenko ballad while casting a gimlet eye on how the region’s ethnic bloodshed threatens the essential rhythms of life.
December 01, 2015
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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.
September 15, 2015
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A beautiful film, Corn Island is a more than worthy follow-up to the director’s excellent 2009 feature debut, Gagma Napiri (The Other Bank), and surprised no-one in being awarded the Grand Prix.
October 06, 2014
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