Compétition internationale
46th edition
NOVEMBER 15>24, 2024, Nantes - France

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Tinpis run
(Tinpis run)

by Pengau NENGO

In Papua New Guinea the word “Tinpis ” has two meanings. It’s the national dish, a sort of mackerel served with heaps of steaming rice. And it’s the “bush-taxi”, the only public transport.  In the story, Papa becomes the owner of his taxi thanks to the insurance money from an accident. A dignitary in his highland tribe, from a generation which had the first contacts with “civilisation”, Papa feels obliged to Naaki, a city kid who helped at the time of the accident. He offers Naaki his daughter Joanna, and a share in the taxi business. The two young people are against the idea of an arranged marriage. The partnership of Papa, rooted in his native traditions, ans Naaki whose allegiance is to the modern world,, reveals much about the complex reality of today’s Papua New Guinea – seen from the bush-taxi.

  • Titre français
    Tinpis run
  • Original title
    Tinpis run
  • Titre international
    Tinpis run
  • Scénario
    John Barre, Séverin Blanchef, Pengau Nengo,
  • Photo
    Martin Maden
  • Montage
    Andrée Davanture
  • Musique
    Mick Giani, Séverin Blanchet
  • Interprétation
    Rhoda Selan, Léo Konga, OscarWanu, David Asitore
  • Production
    JBA Production,

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