On Sunday, September 17, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., Cinema Art Bethesda will present the Australian film, Tanna. The film is 104 minutes long and in Nauvhal with English subtitles. It was released in 2015 and nominated for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year, 2017 Oscars.
In one of the last traditional tribes in the South Pacific, a young girl, Wawa, falls in love with her chief’s grandson, 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 must wrestle with preserving their traditional culture and adapting it to the increasing outside demands for individual freedom.
Based on a true story and performed by the people of Yakel.
(Text copied from Production Site.)
- Tanna, IMDB page
- Tanna, Producer’s site
- Tanna, Distributor’s site
- NYT Review: In ‘Tanna,’ Lovers Are Torn Apart to Keep Tribal Peace
- Washington Post Review: Tanna’: A real-life ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ set amid warring tribes
- Guardian Review – Romeo and Juliet, South Pacific style