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

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  1. Kalo sou tsxidi Anna. May your soul rest in peace, and may God , give strenth to your brothers and mother and years to live, to remember you lovingly. Frieda mou, I loveyou.

  2. Anna was a wonderful person who will be missed by all who knew her. Her work is a tribute to her determination and creativity. A sad day for us all.

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