Keswick Film Festival

Ten Canoes

Director: Rolf de Heer & Peter Djigirr Country: Australia
Cert: TBC Year: 2006 Length: 90 minsLanguage: Aboriginal
2007 Festival
Ten Canoes

Audience Reaction

Score: 61.54% Attendance: 121


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The first-ever movie in an Australian Aboriginal language is lushly filmed and cleverly framed by an English-language narration (voiced by David Gulpilil, Australia's best-known Aboriginal actor). True to oral tradition, Ten Canoes weaves stories within stories to create a hugely enjoyable comedy-drama.


An hypnotic and unexpectedly funny story of a traditional aboriginal boy's life
Nicola Harrison, ABC Australia

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