Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom/Wine & Cheese
(12 December 2023)
Pawo Choyning Dorji | Bhutan/China | 2019 | PG | 110 mins | Dzongkha/English | Trailer
Ugyen, a young teacher in modern Bhutan wants to escape his teaching contract in order to become a singer in Australia. Instead his superiors post him to the most remote school in the world, an eight day trek away. Though poor the villagers extend a warm welcome and the children have a strong desire to learn but Ugyen faces a daunting task without electricity, text books or further supplies. A fascinating insight into Bhutanese culture; winning performances, spectacular scenery and, yes, a yak in the classroom! An enchanting film shortlisted for the 2022 Best International Feature Film Oscar.