Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom (PG)

Director: Pawo Choyning Dorji
Starring: Sherab Dorji, Ugyen Norbu, Lheenduji, Kelden Lhamo Gurung
Drama Family Bhutan 2019
1 hr 50 mins Subtitles

Rural Italy, 1900. After a failed childbirth, Agata sets off on a perilous quest to redeem the soul of her child, facing many challenges in her path and characters that help and hinder, including the ambiguous thief, Lynx. Can she reach the snowy mountaintop church where miracles are said to happen? This harsh yet tender tour-de-force is one ofthe most moving films I have seen in years.
The simplicity of the narrative journey draws you in, as it develops into a tone poem about hope and redemption in the bleakest of circumstances. My pick for film of the Festival.
Paul Taylor, PFF Committee

Event Information

Wednesday 19 Oct. 8.00 pm Introduction
Lighthouse Poole BH15 1UG
£10.80: £7.95 (students and under 18s)

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Documentary, FAMILY, Foreign Language


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