Tanna

Friday 17th February 12:00 PM - Theatre By The Lake
Tanna
Director:Martin Butler and Bentley Dean
Cert:12A Year: 2015 Length:100mins
Country:Australia/Vanuatu
Dain is a chieftain's grandson and Wawa granddaughter of a shaman. The pair are in love, but when rivalry with a neighbouring tribe erupts into violence, Wawa is promised to a warrior of that tribe as part of peace negotiations. Forbidden by their elders from being together, Wawa and Dain resolve to defy their families.

Shot entirely on location, the film tells a true story and many of the cast played characters based on their own roles in society, featuring traditional tribal dances, pig slaughtering and penis sheaths.

Winner of the audience award at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival.

Thanks to Visit Films

Critics

“The most interesting interpretation of Romeo and Juliet since Baz Luhrmann's 1996 version”

Vicky Roach, Daily Telegraph, Australia

Score

81.13%
Attendance:56

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