This charming adaptation of Truman Capote's novel, set in an idealised early-1960s New York, was nominated for several Oscars.
Audrey Hepburn stars as Manhattan good-time girl Holly Golightly, who spends her time at exclusive parties and on high-class dates. The carefree Holly – who remains uncommitted and aloof towards the wealthy men who shower her with gifts – strikes up a fragile relationship with her neighbour, the aspiring writer Paul Varjak (Peppard). He is suffering from writers’ block while being kept by a wealthy woman (Patricia Neal).
But just as Holly and Paul’s romance begins to grow, Doc (Buddy Ebsen) appears on the scene and complicates matters, revealing the truth about Holly's past.
Directors: Martin Butler, Bentley Dean.
Starring: Mungau Dain, Marie Wawa. Australia/Vanuatu 2015. 104 mins.
The multi-award-winning Tanna is the latest in a venerable movie canon set in the South Pacific islands. The grandson of a village chief, on returning home from his travels, is attracted to a woman who had a childhood crush on him, and his interest is returned. However, she is promised to another and, in a community where custom must be respected, the ensuing love affair will be tested by prejudice, as well as by some unexpected natural events. Martin Butler and Bentley Dean’s debut feature is set amid on the volcanic island of Vanuatu, with the roles taken by indigenous first-time actors who bring both realism and charm to this Romeo-and-Juliet story. The tropical settings are maximised to gorgeous effect in Dean’s cinematography.