Tanna

Out Now On-Demand

Two tribes, one love.

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.

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Awards

Fedeora Award (Cinematography) and International Critics' Week Award at Venice Film Festival 2015

Directed by

Drama, True Story & Biography, Romance, World Cinema

100mins

Rating: M Mature themes and violence

Australia, Vanuatu

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Hollywood Reporter

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An enchanting real-life account of trouble in paradise.

Variety (USA)

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

Guardian (UK)

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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.