LUNANA: A YAK IN THE CLASSROOM

Directed by Pawo Choyning Dorji
Kingdom of Bhutan
109 minutes
All Ages
Beautifully shot in the high-altitude peaks of the Himalayas, this charming film from Bhutan follows a reluctant young teacher who is assigned to work at the world’s most remote school.
SELECTED: BERLINALE 2019
WINNER:  AUDIENCE AWARD, PALM SPREINGS INTERNNTIONAL FILM FESTIVAL


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Shot with solar powered batteries in the Himalayan village of Lunana (population 56), this glorious directorial debut takes place in one of the most secluded and undeveloped areas of the entire world.    
             
Twenty-something Ugyen is an aspiring singer living with his grandmother in Bhutan’s capital. He dreams of moving to Australia but first he must finish his final year with the government’s teaching service. Slacking on his duties, he is punished by being assigned to “the world’s most remote school”. After an eight-day trek, Ugyen reaches the high-altitude village with more yak dung than people, few amenities, and a bunch of eager-to-learn kids who’ve never seen a car. It’s a shock for a city slicker and he’s determined to leave as soon as he can, despite the local community’s warm welcome. But as    the seasons shift, and winter approaches, he slowly succumbs to the charm of his students, the community and its traditions. Both poignant and beautiful, this charming film gently explores the concept of happiness while also providing a surprising amount of knowledge about the world of yaks.

Tickets

Sat 14 November
12:30pm
Warrina Cineplex Townsville
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Classification
All Ages
Country
Kingdom of Bhutan
Language
In Dzongkha with English subtitles
Director
Pawo Choyning Dorji
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