Melbourne filmmaker Anna Kannava passes away

09 May, 2011 by IF

After a one-year battle with cancer, Melbourne independent filmmaker Anna Kannava has died, at the age of 51.

Despite being hampered almost all her adult life by the condition of scleroderma, Kannava completed a number of highly personal and poetic films, including the two feature films Dreams For Life (2004) and Kissing Paris (2008), and also the acclaimed documentaries The Butler (1997) and Ten Years After, Ten Years Older (1986).


Kannava was born in Cyprus in 1959, and migrated to Australia in 1974.

Recently she started having a second career as a novelist, with two novels completed, Stefanos of Limassol, and So Much Joy – Lisboa!, both to be published in the near future.

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Anna Kannava