By Lisa Schwarzbaum
June 06, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT

Ten Canoes

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The time is simultaneously the distant tribal past and an even older age of myths, too, in Ten Canoes, a boldly inventive experiment in cross-cultural filmmaking from director Rolf de Heer. His actors are Yolngu people in Australia, who play their own ancestors during a season of canoe building, goose-egg hunting, and storytelling. The movie — the first entirely in Australian Aboriginal languages — is a marvel of warm collaboration and shared jokes about husbands and wives, shot both in dreamscape color and pristine black and white. A

Ten Canoes

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  • Movie
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  • Unrated
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  • 92 minutes
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