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.

Reviews

‘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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Tomorrow (Saturday 2nd March)

15:45

The Settlers 15
1h 41m | Spanish w/ English subtitles
A wealthy landowner enlists the services of three mercenaries to safeguard his estate. But is there a hidden agenda? Award-winning anti-Western set against the backdrop of early 20th-century Chile.

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18:00

The Zone of Interest 12A
1h 45m | German, Polish & Yiddish w/ English subtitles
Acclaimed director Jonathan Glazer (Under the Skin) returns with this stunningly shot and chilling examination of life within the perimeters of Auschwitz, adapted from Martin Amis' novel.

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The Iron Claw 15
2h 12m
Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White (The Bear) star in Sean Durkin's emotional heavyweight melodrama about the Von Erich brothers who battled tragedy to become wrestling royalty in the 1980s.

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