Tuesday 31 January 2023

TRAILER: Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom - In UK Cinemas and On Demand March 10th

Written and directed by Pawo Choyning Dorji, this poetic and enchanting drama earned Bhutan the country's first ever Academy Award ® nomination and has delighted audiences and critics all around the world with its inspiring message about community, the environment and the importance of education. 

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

Beautifully photographed in extraordinary mountain locations, the film provides a fascinating insight into a region rarely depicted on screen.

UK & Ireland theatrical release date 10th March 2023 - https://apple.co/3JtWueD