Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

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Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

Runtime: 109 Minutes | Rating: Not Rated
Languages: Dzongkha, English with English subtitles
Director: Pawo Choyning Dorji
Cast: Sherab Dorji, Ugyen Norbu Lhendup, Kelden Lhamo Gurung
Genres: Drama, Family, Greg's List
Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films


Ugyen, a young teacher in modern Bhutan, 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 eight day trek just to get there, where he finds no electricity, no textbooks, not even a blackboard.

"Donji's screenplay finds an ideal balance of gentle humor and life-affirming drama." -Richard Kuipers, Variety