Tanna

Directed by Martin Butler, Bentley Dean
  • Australia-Vanatu
  • 104 mins
  • 2015
  • Nauvhal (with English subtitles)

Recently Oscar-nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category, Tanna is a captivating romance set amongst the Yakel people of Vanuatu, and is the first feature film shot completely on that island. Based on real events, and written in collaboration with the cast (all non-professionals), the film tells the story of  Wawa and Dain, a young couple in love who must go on the run to escape Wawa’s arranged marriage to an enemy tribe.

Reminiscent of O’Flaherty’s classic Tabu, Tanna is a shimmering sensory delight, a tale of star crossed lovers set on a remote island in the South Sea.

Gráinne Humphreys, Festival Director

Mungau Dain
Marie Wawa
Marceline Rofit