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Thursday
12
APR

Tanna

19:30
21:10
Beverley Film Society
Event organized by Beverley Film Society

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Tanna is a 2015 Australian-Ni Vanuatu film set on the island of Tanna in the South Pacific, depicting the true story of a couple who decided to marry for love, rather than obey their parents' wishes. In some ways similar to Romeo and Juliette the movie is based on an actual marriage dispute.

Luke Buckmaster for the Guardian wrote about Tanna:
Performances from the (untrained) cast are magnetic; if it was a challenge for them to learn how to act in front of a camera, they certainly don’t show it. And while in a narrative sense this ground has been walked many times before, the Yakel people’s passion to tell this story is undoubtedly at the heart of the film’s success. Tanna has a warm, shimmering vitality. Like the trees and the birds, the frame feels alive.