Keswick Film Festival

Saturday 25th February 2:15 PM - Rheged

Lunana, A Yak in the Classroom

Director: Pawo Choyning Dorji Country: Bhutan
Cert: PG Year: 2019 Length: 110 mins
2023 Festival
Lunana, A Yak in the Classroom

Audience Reaction

Score: 94.21% Attendance: 181


  • More details on this film at the Internet Movie Database

Ugyen, wants to be a singer and move to Australia. However, his National Service requires him to be a teacher and in light of his indifference to the role, he is sent to the most remote school on earth, much against his will. Visually stunning and emotionally uplifting, Lunana, which is the first film from Bhutan to be nominated for an Oscar, may be the hit of the Festival.

Thanks to Peccadillo Pictures

Screening sponsored by KE Adventure Travel

KE Adventure Travel offers over 360 active adventures in 90 countries worldwide. Best known for its pioneering itineraries and challenging trips with an 'edge', KE also offers an exciting range of easier guided and self-guided walking, cycling, family and wildlife journeys throughout the world. Based in Keswick in the Lake District, KE are passionate about creating unique travel experiences for their customers. Established in 1984, KE Adventure Travel is a member of ABTA (W4341), AITO (5075) and holds an ATOL license (2808).


Endearing and uplifting, a simple tale from the country that measures national productivity in a happiness index, this is both armchair traveller's trek through spectacular Bhutanese wilderness and a journey of self-discovery.
Jane Freebury

Sweet without being sentimental, poignant though never preachy.
Diane Carson



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