FILM CLUB: GEORGE OVASHVILI’S FILM CORN ISLAND
26 Jul 16
YARAT Contemporary Art Space is delighted to invite you to the screening of 'Corn Island', directed by George Ovashvili (Georgia). The screening will be organized as a part of YARAT Film Club which aims to become an informal meeting point for the viewing and discussion of contemporary art videos and films.
Corn Island / 2014 / Georgia / 100 min / Drama / Colour
Director: George Ovashvili (Georgia)
Cast: Ilyas Salman, Mariam Buturishvili, Irakli Samushia, Tamer Levent
Corn Island is a 2014 Georgian drama film directed by Giorgi Ovashvili. It was selected as the Georgian entry for consideration for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards, making the January Shortlist. The film won the Crystal Globe prize at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
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. They are ethic 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.
George Ovashvili was born in Mtskheta, Georgia. He studied at the Polytechnical Institute (1981—1986). Ovashvili is a graduate of the Georgian State Institute of Cinema and Theatre (1996), and the New York Film Academy at Universal Studios in Holywood (2006). A stage actor at the State Theatre, he also directed plays for children and ran an advertising agency.
Film will be shown in Russian
Date: 26 July, 2016
Venue: YARAT Contemporary Art Centre, Multifunctional Room
Contact phone: +99412 505 1414