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Bethany Arthouse Film Festival presents


TANNA (Australia) 
Duration: 104 mins
Nauvhal with English subtitles

In one of the last remaining traditional tribes in the South Pacific, a young girl, Wawa (Marie Wawa), falls in love with her chief’s grandson, Dain (Mungau Dain). But when an inter-tribal war escalates, Wawa is unknowingly betrothed to another man as part of a peace deal. 

Determined to remain true to their hearts, Wawa and Dain run away but are pursued by enemy warriors desperate to enforce tribal law. With their lives on the line, the star-crossed lovers must choose between their hearts and the peaceful future of the tribe.

Filmed on location in Vanuatu, based on a true story and performed by the people of Yakel, Tanna is an exotic ‘Romeo and Juliet’ tale of forbidden love and crackling adventure. 

Co-Directed by Bentley Dean and Martin Butler, Tanna has been nominated for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year at the 2017 Academy Awards. It is the first Australian film to receive an Oscar nomination in this category. 


Rating: M

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Geelong Performing Arts Centre,
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Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00 PM 28 Mar 08:00PM Ended

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