Luana: A Yak in the Classroom

Directed by Pawo Choyning Dorji

When Ugyen is assigned to a school in the Bhutan mountains, he is indifferent. There’s no phone reception, little electricity and spartan accommodation. There are, however, children eager to learn, Lunana locals and several yaks.

Pawo Choyning Dorji’s stunning directorial debut Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom is Bhutan’s first Oscars entry. A life-affirming, humorous drama considering how a new environment affects personal transformation.

Languages:
Dzongkha

Subtitles:
Full English

Duration:
109 minutes

Country of origin:
Bhutan and China

Year of production:
2019