Vol. 13 No. 2 (2019): XIII International Symposium Contemporary Issues of Literary Studies : Political Events of 1980-1990s and Literary Discourse
Actualization of Acute Literary Topics in Semiotic Space – Movie/Theater /...

Allegory of the Promised Land and the Flood in the Abkhazian Conversational Movie of George Ovashvili Based on Nugzar Shataidze’s Stories

Lela Ochiauri
Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature

Published 2019-12-20


  • Abkhazia War,
  • Model of the World,
  • Promised Land,
  • Motherland,
  • The Flood


Allegory of The Promised Land and The Flood in the Abkhazian conversational movie of George Ovashvili based on Nugzar Shataidze’s stories.

Both parts of the Abkhazian conversational movie filmed by George Ovashvili are based on the texts written by the writer Nugzar Shataidze. One of the parts, The Other Bank, is an adapted version of the Novel A Trip to Africa and the other one named as Corn Island is the screened version of the original literary script named as Island.

The Other Bank and Corn Island break the margins of the particular circle and become a micro model of the World. The history of the characters takes a broad view of human history in the post-war periods, in the past and the present, in the environment of violence and hostility all over the world.