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Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom (PG)

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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. There he finds no electricity, no textbooks, not even a blackboard. 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.

Nominated for Best International Film at this year's Academy Awards.

Cast: Sherab Dorji, Ugyen Norbu Lhendup, Kelden Lhamo Gurung, Sangay Lham, Pem Zam, Chimi Dem

Director: Pawo Choyning Dorji

★★★★★ "An absolute gem" STUFF.CO.NZ

★★★★ "There are lots of gently beautiful moments in ­Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom, the first film from the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan to be nominated for an Oscar." THE AUSTRALIAN

★★★★ "perfectly paced, and notable as much for what it doesn’t do as for what it does so well" NATIONAL POST

"an ideal balance of gentle humor and life-affirming drama." VARIETY

"A timely tale for pandemic-weary audiences who should embrace a film that explores a longing for a more authentic, meaningful existence" SCREEN DAILY

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