Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

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To fully understand the importance of his work, a teacher is sent to the world's most remote school in this breezy Oscar-nominated Bhutanese tale. Shot at the actual Himalayan school, which stands at roughly 5,000 metres altitude, the filmmakers had to use solar-powered batteries to achieve the shoot.

2020Rating: PG109 minsBhutanDzongkha with English subtitles
Drama
Director:
Pawo Choyning Dorji (feature debut)
Writer:
Pawo Choyning Dorji

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Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom | Reviews

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Lunana proceeds with a slow, steady flow that complements the modest charms of its familiar fish-out-of-water narrative.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The film basks in a... mood of mild-mannered contentment.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

As warming as hot soup on a frosty winter’s day...

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NPR

NPR

It struck a nimble balance between... low-key humour and life-affirming drama.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The director crafts a crowd-pleaser in stunning, mostly unseen locations whose charms weather even its most idealistically patriotic and overly saccharine notes.

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Variety

Variety

The film’s messages about the pursuit of happiness and valuing the people, creatures and places around you never sound preachy or didactic.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

(An) assured and delight-filled first feature...

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National Post

National Post

(This) easygoing tale does the good things well, but it also knows what not to do.

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

It's intensely pleasing, every foot of the way.

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Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom | Release Details

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom is now playing in 13 cinemas in Australia.