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.
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).
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Director: George OvashviliScript: Nugzar Shataidze, George Ovashvili and Roelof Jan MinnebooDoP: Elemer RagalyiCast: Ilyas Salman, Mariam Buturishvili