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Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

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  • Tickets: Family Pass - 2 adults and 2 children €26 / Additional adult €7.50 / Additional Child €6
  • Date: Sat, 16th Nov 2019
  • Time: 13:00 - 14:49
  • Duration: 109 mins
  • Venue: The Gate Cinema Cork City
  • Director: Pawo Choyning Dorji
  • Producer(s): Pawo Choyning Dorji, Steven Xiang, Stephanie Lai, Jia Honglin
  • Screenwriter(s): Pawo Choyning Dorji
  • Main Cast: Sherab Dorji, Ugyen Norbu Lhendup
  • Country: Bhutan
  • Language(s): Subtitled
  • Year: 2019

Ugyen is a disillusioned teacher in Bhutan, desperate to escape the country to fulfil his ambitions of becoming a singer. Yet his supervisors commit him to work in Lunana, a village in the Himalayas accessible only after an eight-day trek. Initially daunted by the remoteness and lack of resources, Ugyen soon learns about the villagers, the charming children he teaches and the value of yak dung. Shot on location in the world’s most remote school, Pawo Choyning Dorji’s delightful family feature is a rare depiction of a region that is culturally and visually distinct, while telling a story that is heart-warming and universal. MH

Suitable for age 8+

Official Selection, BFI London Film Festival, 2019
Official Selection, Busan Film Festival, 2019


The Gate Cinema Cork City
The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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