Date: 25 Feb 2016
TANNA Screening and Q&A, Feb 25th at 7pm at Backlot. FREE to Members.
Join us at Backlot cinema for a very special screening from DCP of the film that won Gold along with Macbeth and Holding The Man at the ACS Vic Tas Awards in November.
This stunning film has to be seen to be believed. It is truly beautiful and a testament to the resolve of its makers in tough and remote conditions and with a very small crew. We will be joined by the DP and co-director of the film, Bentley Dean along with other surprise guests at the Q&A immediately following the screening.
Tanna is set in the South Pacific where Wawa, a young girl from one of the last traditional tribes, falls in love with her chief's grandson, Dain. When an intertribal 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. Tanna is based on a true story and performed by the people of Yakel in Vanuatu.
Hollywood Reporter (Venice Film Festival): It's not often you hear the mischievous games of laughing children punctuated by the vexed cry of a boy yelling, "Catch her! She stole my penis sheath!" But then, the tiny island setting that gives Tanna its title, and the purity of the traditional tribal villagers who enact a story tied to their recent past, give that odd line a disarming innocence. Told with captivating simplicity and yet richly cinematic, it combines ethnographic and spiritual elements in a haunting love story with classic undertones, affording a glimpse into a little-known culture.
Variety: A stirring tribute to the power of love and will likely prompt many viewers to shed tears of sadness and tears of joy.... Wawa is luminous in the central role..Visuals of lush forests, pristine beaches and barren black earth surrounding the volcano are beautiful.
Come at 6.30pm and catch up with friends over a drink or snack before the film at the Backlot Bar.
WHERE Backlot Studios, 65 Haig St Southbank. Parking in venue and surrounding streets
WHEN Thursday, Feb 25th. Doors and Bar opens at 6.30pm. Screening starts 7pm. Followed by Q&A
COST: FREE Entry for financial ACS Members.
FREE Entry to the first 15 Screen Professionals Collective (SPC) (Vic) members who book a seat (One ONLY per SPC Member). This includes members of ADG, ASE, AWG, SPA, ASSG, AGSC & APDG. Once the allocation is full, SPC members can buy at Concession price.
Tickets MUST be booked to ensure your seat, even if you are entitled to FREE Entry.
You do not need to print out your Try Booking receipt as we will have a list of names at the door.
Please book using the link below. Seats are limited so don't delay.