Lunana: a Yak in the Classroom

Pawo Choyning Dorji | Bhutan | 2019 | 109'
Screenings
from Mon 22 March - 2:00 PM
to Thu 25 March - 2:00 PM
Related events
Tue 23 March - 6:00 PM
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Synopsis
Ugyen, a young teacher from the capital of Bhutan, wants to emigrate to Australia and realise his dream of being a musician. Bound by a government contract for one more year, he is sent to the most remote school in the world, in the village of Lunana, without the comforts he is used to and without the minimum tools necessary for teaching. Here, amidst the imposing mountains, lives a community that cherishes the ancient tradition of worshipping the yak, a large Asian mammal, and Ugyen does not know what the future holds for him.
Cast
Sherab Dorji, Ugyen Norbu Lhendup, Kelden Lhamo Gurung, Pema Zam
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Production
Dangphu Dingphu: a 3 pigs Production
Editing
Pawo Choyning Dorji
Cinematography
Jigme Tenzing
Editing
Ku Hsiao-Yun
Subtitles
Italian
Language
Dzongkha
Premiere
Italian Premiere
Main awards
Best Actor, Prix du public (Festival International de Film Saint-Jean-de-Luz 2020), Audience Award (Palm Springs International Film Festival 2020)
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Biography
Pawo Choyning Dorji was born in Bhutan and is a writer, photographer and director. He made his debut in the world of the cinema alongside the great Bhutan director Khyentse Norbu: in 2012 he was assistant director on Vara: A Blessing, presented at the Tribeca Film Festival and in 2016 he produced Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait, which had its world premiere at the Locarno Film Festival and won a Special Mention at the Toronto International Film Festival. Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom is his first feature film as a director.
Filmography
2019 – Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom, ff

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