Tanna

Tanna

Tanna

Venice Film Festival-winning South Pacific romance, based on a true story and performed by the people of Yakel in Vanuatu.

Wawa (Marie Wawa), a girl from one of the last traditional tribes, falls in love with her chief’s grandson, Dain (Mungau Dain). When an inter-tribal war escalates, Wawa is unknowingly betrothed as part of a peace deal. The young lovers run away, but are pursued by enemy warriors intent on killing them. They must choose between their hearts and the future of the tribe, while the villagers wrestle with preserving their traditional culture and adapting it to the increasing demands for individual freedom.

Fedeora Award (Cinematography) and International Critics' Week Award at Venice Film Festival 2015
2015Rating: M100 minsAustralia, Vanuatu
DramaTrue Story & BiographyRomanceWorld Cinema
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Variety

Variety

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Beautifully told... weaves fascinating details of tribal life into a universally accessible and emotionally affecting romantic drama.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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With its magnetic cast and Venice award-winning cinematography, this film treads the familiar theme of star-crossed lovers with shimmering vitality.

4.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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An enchanting real-life account of trouble in paradise.

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Variety

Variety

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Beautifully told... weaves fascinating details of tribal life into a universally accessible and emotionally affecting romantic drama.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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With its magnetic cast and Venice award-winning cinematography, this film treads the familiar theme of star-crossed lovers with shimmering vitality.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An enchanting real-life account of trouble in paradise.

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