Nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2017, 'Tanna', was the first film ever shot in its entirety on the island nation of Vanuatu.
On the volcanic island of Tanna in the South Pacific, a young woman elopes with the man she loves to escape an arranged marriage. The young lovers are pursued by an enemy tribe 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 or adapting it to the increasing outside demands for individual freedom.
From veteran documentarians Bentley Dean and Martin Butler, 'Tanna' is based on a true story and is acted by an entirely non-professional cast.
★★★★ "Treads the familiar theme of star-crossed lovers with shimmering vitality" - Luke Buckmaster, The Guardian
★★★★ "An open-throated and universal call for change from within" - Phil Hoad, The Guardian