Lunana: A Yak In The Classroom (2019)
The Regal Cinema’s World Cinema series presents the Bhutanese film Lunana: A Yak In The Classroom.
In this enchanting Oscar-nominated drama, a daydreaming but discontented young teacher is posted to Lunana, a remote village high in the Himalayan mountains.
There, he is disheartened to find a simple yak herding community lacking basic amenities such as electricity or even a blackboard in its school classroom. But the enthusiasm of his young students and the unassuming warmth of the village folk buoy his spirits and he must decide whether to return to the city before the gruelling winter sets in or remain in this strange and captivating land.
Beautifully photographed in extraordinary Bhutanese mountain locations, Pawo Choyning Dorji’s acclaimed debut feature gives a fascinating insight into a region rarely seen on screen.
This film will be shown in Dzongkha with English subtitles.
“Rapidly vanishing mountain culture add[s] a winning veracity to this wise and charming film”
Irish Independent ★★★★★
“An irresistible delight from start to finish”
Radio Times ★★★★
“Gorgeous, authentic and charming”
The Daily Express ★★★★