12 September
Location informationArc Cinema
Event cost$12/$10

Tanna is the first film to be shot entirely on location in Vanuatu. It is based on a true story – a reimagining of Romeo and Juliet - and performed by the villagers of Yakel on Tanna island.

The first dramatic feature from documentary filmmakers Butler and Dean (Contact, First Footprints), Tanna was also the first – and so far, only - Australian film nominated for Best International Feature Film at the Academy Awards.

Tanna has a unique take on sound design, which is integral to the film. The filmmakers use organic field recordings indirectly and in an unexpected manner to drive a significant plot in the film’s narrative.

‘An open-throated and universal call for change from within’ - Phil Hoad, The Guardian

Australian sound designer Emma Bortignon worked on Tanna. Emma is our special guest at our Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound event on 11 September at 6.00pm.



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