“Donji's screenplay finds an ideal balance of gentle humor and life-affirming drama.”- Variety
"Bhutan school drama is a breath of fresh air" - The Guardian ★★★★
Representing Bhutan for the very first time LUNANA: A Yak In The Classroom has been nominated for Best International Feature at the Academy Awards 2022
A disillusioned school teacher is transferred to the most remote school in the world, cut off from modern life deep in the Himalayan mountains.
The high altitude and lack of basic amenities, just to charge his phone, finds Ugyen wanting to leave almost as soon as he arrives But the enthusiasm of his young students and the unassuming warmth of the village folk buoy Ugyen’s spirits and he must decide whether to return to the city before the gruelling winter sets in.