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Bethany Arthouse Film Festival screening: Tanna

21 March 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Bethany Arthouse Film Festival in Warrnambool.

Film one: TANNA (Australia) 

In one of the last remaining traditional tribes in the South Pacific, a young girl, Wawa (Marie Wawa), falls in love with her chief’s grandson, Dain (Mungau Dain). But when an inter-tribal war escalates, Wawa is unknowingly betrothed to another man as part of a peace deal.

Determined to remain true to their hearts, Wawa and Dain run away but are pursued by enemy warriors desperate to enforce tribal law. With their lives on the line, the star-crossed lovers must choose between their hearts and the peaceful future of the tribe.

Filmed on location in Vanuatu, based on a true story and performed by the people of Yakel, Tanna is an exotic ‘Romeo and Juliet’ tale of forbidden love and crackling adventure.

Tanna has been nominated for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year at the 2017 Academy Awards. It is the first Australian film to receive an Oscar nomination in this category. 


Support Bethany’s major annual fundraiser and enjoy five sensational contemporary arthouse films in the wonderful surrounds of the Lighthouse Theatre.

Single tickets and season passes are on sale now from the Lighthouse Theatre – in person, online or phone.

Full Festival Program:

Tuesday 21 March 8pm – Tanna (Australia)

Tuesday 16 May 8pm – Mustang (Turkey/France)

Tuesday 27 June 8pm – Embrace of the Serpent (Colombia/Venezuela/Argentina)

Tuesday 25 July 8pm – Monsieur Mayonnaise (Australia)

Tuesday 22 August 8pm – Rosalie Blum (France)

Full festival details can be found on the Bethany website.


21 March 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Lighthouse Theatre
185 Timor Street
Warrnambool, Victoria 3280 Australia
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185 Timor Street, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia

Bethany Arthouse Film Festival screening: Tanna

185 Timor Street, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia