Corn Island

100 minutes 2014 7.5

A masterpiece of emotionally charged minimalism. George Ovashvili weaves a powerful fable of life and death with simple ingredients. A movie gem of the rare!

An elderly man and his grandson come to a small, flat island in an estuary on the border between Georgia and Abkhazia. They build a small hut, cultivate corn, tend the field and wait for the harvest. The island is exposed, in a conflict-ridden area where big politics is the backdrop.

A film with a few words where most of it is in the pictures. This is about no less than the big questions: life, death and love. It is an ode to work and cultivating the land.

The film is not playable outside of Norway