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Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

Please note that this event is now archived.
Fiction
Free activityOutdoor screening

This movie is presented with:

Lunana: a Yak in the Classroom | Ciné-SquareSaturday, 17 July | 20:30Back to the program

 Poster of Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

Audience Award – Palm Springs IFF – 2020
Audience Award – CinemAsia FF – 2020
Special Mention or the Green Log award – Film Festival della Lessinia – 2020
Premio Della Giuria Microcosmo – Film Festival della Lessinia – 2020
Premio Lessinia D’Oro for Best Film – Film Festival della Lessinia – 2020

A young teacher in modern Bhutan, Ugyen, shirks his duties while planning to go to Australia to become a singer. As a reprimand, his superiors send him to the most remote school in the world, in a village called Lunana, to complete his service. He finds himself exiled from his Westernized comforts after an arduous 8 day trek just to get there. There he finds no electricity, no textbooks, not even a blackboard. Though poor, the villagers extend a warm welcome to their new teacher, but he faces the daunting task of teaching the village children without any supplies. He wants to quit and go home, but he begins to learn of the hardship in the lives of the beautiful children he teaches, and begins to be transformed through the amazing spiritual strength of the villagers.

Director

Pawo Choyning Dorji

Screenplay

Pawo Choyning Dorji

Country

Bhutan

Year

2019

Duration

1h49

Category

Fiction

Language

Dzongkha, subtitled in English

Distribution

Films Boutique
View the trailer Press kit

CINÉ-SQUARE | INFORMATION FOR OUTDOOR SCREENINGS
Even though outdoor screenings are free, you must reserve your place before the event (by filling out the Simplyk form below).

We invite you to bring your folding chair to ensure maximum comfort.

You may bring non-alcoholic drinks and snacks.
In case of rain, the event will be canceled and those with a reservation will be notified around noon of the screening day.