Corn Island (2014)
Director – George Ovashvili.
Writers – Nugzar Shataidze, Roelof Jan Minneboo, George Ovashvili.
Producers – Nino Devdariani, Eike Goreczka, Guillaume de Seille, Karla Axmanova, Sain Gabdullin.
Received Grand Prix - Crystal Globe at Karlovy Vary IFF. Was shortlisted for Academy’s best foreign language film.
The story of the film takes place on a little island created by the spring floods in the middle of the river. Old man and his granddaughter are carrying out their work on that island, which is the natural border dividing Georgia from Abkhazia, a very close place to the hostilities.
Corn Island was a famously complicated shoot location. Building a remote island was a hardest challenge, but it worked out. We created an island from the scratch in the middle of the water reservoir with the depth of 5-6 meters and the unstable bottom. We started with covering up the water with earth from the bank and making the way in the reservoir. At the end of this way we constructed the piece of land with the almond shape. Then the way was destroyed step by step and in the middle of the water we got the beautiful island, which still exists.