unnamed 1 26thSFF CID 480x100

Ovashvili Going into Postproduction with Corn Island Featured

Corn Island Corn Island

TBILISI: The acclaimed Georgian filmmaker George Ovashvili plans an April 2014 completion date for Corn Island which is finishing a two-part shoot.

His psychological drama is set on the natural border of the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict, the Enguri River. Spring rain creates a small island in the middle of the river where an old peasant cultivates corn. Later a Georgian border policeman steps onto the island and changes the seemingly ideal life of the old peasant and his 16-year old granddaughter.

Simindis Kundzuli/Corn Island is produced by Nino Devdariani through the Georgian company Alamdary Films (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) in coproduction with Guillaume De Seille through the French company Arizona Productions, Eike Goreczka through the German company 42film), Karla Stojakova through Axman Production from the Czech Republic and Sain Gabdulin through the company Kazakhfilm from Kazakhstan.

The budget is 1,393,212 EUR, representatives from Alamdary Films told FNE. The producers are still seeking additional funds.

The project is supported by the Georgian National Film Center, Eurimages, Fonds Sud Cinema, Vision Sud Est, MDM, Stadtwerke Halle, the Czech Film Fund, UPP Financing (Picture Post Pro), Kazakhfilm and Adjara AR Film Promotion Fund.

The first part of the film was shot in April and May 2013, and the second part was shot September to December 2013, with a total of 70 shooting days. “At the moment George is filming the very final shots of the movie in Adjara, Georgia”, representatives of Alamdary Films told FNE, but the postproduction has already begun.

The script was written by Nugzar Shataidze (Georgia), George Ovashvili (Georgia) and Roelof Jan Minneboo (Holland). Elemer Ragalyi of Hungary is the DoP. The film stars Ilyas Salman (Turkey) and Mariam Buturishvili (Georgia).

Production Information

Alamdary LLC,
Didgori 2a, 0151, Tbilisi, Georgia,
Phone : +995 591 01 09 10
+995 591 01 09 16
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Axman Production
Rybna 17

110 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic
Phone: +420 222 322 995
Fax: +420 222 310 131

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Director: George Ovashvili
Script: Nugzar Shataidze, George Ovashvili and Roelof Jan Minneboo
DoP: Elemer Ragalyi
Cast: Ilyas Salman, Mariam Buturishvili


OSCAR 2020

rusian longtext



baner 325x230 ekran 2019




Fne UnicUpdateNEW