Art and Experience: Oscar nominated movie of “Corn Island” will be on screen of Art and Experience as the night of Georgia.
With efforts of International section of Art and Experience, Oscar nominated movie of “Corn Island” will be on screen of Art and Experience as the night of Georgia, on 22 October at 18:30 in Cinema Museum. This event will be held with attendance of Georgia ambassador’s assistant, embassy representatives, artists and media people.
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 ethnic 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.
International Section of Art and Experience has been held Hungary and Brazil Night, Film week of Armenia and Brazil until now.