0 / 256
Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom
Institute of Contemporary Arts
March 2023
Two young people in Bhutan stare at the camera, happy but also curious
Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom, dir. Pawo Choyning Dorji, Bhutan 2019, 109 min., Dzongkha & English with English subtitles, PG

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 exile him to the most remote school in the world, in a village called Lunana.

After an arduous 8 day trek Ugyen soon finds himself far from his Westernised comforts. In Lunana 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 begins to be transformed through the amazing spiritual strength of the villagers.
Book tickets
04:40 pm
Sun, 26 Mar 2023
Cinema 2
02:30 pm
Tue, 28 Mar 2023
Cinema 2
08:40 pm
Thu, 30 Mar 2023
Cinema 2

Tickets from £5, half price for Green/Blue Members

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated, and start with a 10 min. curated selection of trailers.

Red Members gain unlimited access to all exhibitions, films, talks, performances and Cinema 3.
Join today for £20/month.