Permanent Travel – Georgia’s Restless Cinema Retrospective

Corn Island

Simindis kundzuli
George Ovashvili
2014 • Georgia, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan • 101’
Portuguese Premiere

The annual spring flooding creates fertile islands along the Enguri River, which are soon taken over by peasants hoping for a compensating harvest. An Abkhazian grandfather and his granddaughter take hold of one of them under the watchful eye of Abkhazian, Georgian and Russian militaries patrolling the vicinity. River maize is a tradition threatened by the unpredictability of both weather and men. Ovashvili lends it a definite memory with this film.

24 OCT / 21:30 / 115’
The Challenge of Freedom 3
Cinemateca Portuguesa – Museu do Cinema
Screened with
Fisherman and the Girl
Mamuka Tkeshelashvili

Permanent Travel – Georgia’s Restless Cinema Retrospective