Lunana: A Yak in the ClassroomPG

Directed by Pawo Choyning Dorji | Bhutan | 2019 | 1h 49m | Bhutan w/ English subtitles | Starring Sherab Dorji, Ugyen Norbu Lhendup, Kelden Lhamo Gurung, Pem Zam, Sangay Lham

A young teacher in modern day Bhutan is reassigned to a school in the extremely remote village of Lunana. After an arduous eight-day trek, he finds himself with no electricity, no textbooks or even a blackboard to teach with. Shot in staggeringly beautiful locations, Bhutan’s first-ever Oscar nominee for Best International Feature balances gentle humour with life-affirming drama in an uplifting tale about finding contentment in unexpected places.


‘The film is so pure of spirit and so open-hearted, you want to breathe it in, to fill your lungs with it.’
Wendy Ide, The Observer

‘The gorgeous views of the Himalayan mountains only add to the appeal of a film that, while hitting familiar plot beats, is an irresistible delight from start to finish.’
David Parkinson, Radio Times

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We showed Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom between April 9, 2023 and April 12, 2023.

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