Film | Drama

Tanna

Bentley Dean & Martin Butler / Australia, Vanuatu / 2016 / 100 mins / Nauvhal with English subtitles / Narrative

“Tanna is a stirring tribute to the power of love, and will likely prompt viewers to shed tears of sadness and tears of joy.”
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Australia’s first-ever Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, Tanna tells the story of young lovers from a tribe in Vanuatu, kept apart when elders arrange for her to marry a man in another tribe. Directors Martin Butler and Bentley Dean collaborated with members of the Yakel tribe to reenact this young couple’s challenge of tribal custom, an actual event from their own history. The lush and volcanic environment is captured through award-winning camera work, which also showcases the astonishing performances of the novice actors. It’s a poignant perspective on our universal quest to love the person we choose.

Post-film Q&A with director Bentley Dean.

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Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Melbourne

AWARDS AND FESTIVAL SELECTION
Venice 2016
Rotterdam 2016
BFI London 2016
Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film

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