Wisconsin Film Festival

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

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Ugyen, a young teacher in the capitol of Bhutan, dreams of moving to Australia and launching his career as a singer. In order to earn money for the move, he reluctantly agrees to teach at the world’s most remote school in the Himalayas. The villagers treat him with respect, gratitude and love. Filmed at an actual Himalayan school at 5,000 meters altitude, the production used solar-powered batteries to shoot the film. Stunning scenery, traditional songs and customs, and a sweet-natured yak are among the many pleasures of this calm and beautiful film. Audience Award for Best narrative Feature at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. (TK)

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    110 minutes
  • Language
    Dzongka,with English subtitles
  • Country
    Bhutan
  • Director
    Pawo Choyning Dorji
  • Screenwriter
    Pawo Choyning Dorji
  • Producer
    Pawo Choyning Dorji, Stephanie Lai, Jia Hounglin, Shaokun Xiang (Steven Xiang)
  • Co-Producer
    Tshering Dorji, Li Yijing
  • Cast
    Sherab Dorji, Ugyen Norbu Lhendup, Kelden Lhamo Gurung, Pem Zam, Sangay Lham, Chimi Dem
  • Cinematographer
    Jigme Tenzing
  • Editor
    Ku Hsiao-Yun
  • Sound Design
    Duu-Chih Tu