First screened in February 2017
Directors: Martin Butler and Bentley Dean. Cast: Marie Wawa, Mungau Dain, Marceline Rofit, Charlie Kahla, Albi Nangia, Lingai Kowia, Dadwa Mungau, Linette Yowayin, Mikum Tainakou. Screenplay: John Collee, Martin Butler, and Bentley Dean.

Twitter Capsule: Extraordinarily high production values for this colorful Vanuatuan drama of star-crossed lovers. Not all new, but it's vivid.

VOR:   I'm in no position to gauge its cultural authenticity; some of these tropes feel familiar, but that could just speak to their universality. See it!

Photo © 2015 Contact Films, © 2016 Lightyear Entertainment

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Foreign Language Film

Other Awards:
Venice Film Festival: International Critics Week Award

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