Corn Island
aka Simindis kundzuli
First screened in October 2014
Director: George Ovashvili. Cast: Ilyas Salman, Mariam Buturishvili, Tamer Levent. Screenplay: George Ovashvili, Nugzar Shataidze, and Roelof Jan Minneboo.

Twitter Capsule: Grandfather, young girl near-wordlessly subsist on tiny mid-river atoll. Impressive throughout. Deepest at end.

VOR:   As moving as I found it in its simplicity and subtle avoidance of predicted narrative beats, this kind of project is attempted multiple times a year in foreign festival cinema.

Photo © 2014 42film/Arizona Film/Axman Productions/George Ovashvili Production

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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