Hebden Bridge Film Festival March 2021


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Suggested Watch Time - Film: Friday 6:00pm - 7:55pm, Q&A: 8:00pm - 8:30pm

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, a glacial Himalayan village called Lunana, to complete his service. He finds himself exiled from his Westernised 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 to be transformed through the amazing spiritual strength of the villagers.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    110 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
    5 October 2019 (London Film Festival)
  • Director
    Pawo Choyning Dorji
  • Screenwriter
    Pawo Choyning Dorji
  • Producer
    Pawo Choyning Dorji
  • Executive Producer
    Jia Honglin
  • Co-Producer
    Tshering Dorji
  • Cast
    Sherab Dorji, Tshering Dorji, Kelden Lhamo Gurung, Ugyen Norbu Lhendup, Sonam Tashi, Pem Zam
  • Cinematographer
    Jigme Tenzing
  • Production Design
    Tshering Dorji
  • Sound Design
    Yi-Chen Chiang