Exiled to the most remote school in the world, an apathetic young teacher finds his life transformed by the spiritual strength he encounters in Lunana.
Ugyen wants to go to Australia and become a singer. Instead, he is assigned to a remote school high in the mountains of Bhutan, an eight-day trek away. There’s no phone reception, little electricity, spartan accommodation, not even a blackboard. But there are bright-eyed children eager to learn, new friends, locals Michen and Salden – plus yaks. Shot in staggeringly beautiful locations, Dorji’s directorial debut explores with gentle humour the potential for finding contentment in unexpected places.
Running time: 1hr 49mins
Language: Dzongkha with English subtitles
*Please note: Film starts at advertised time*
Saturday 15 April at 7.45pm
Tuesday 18 April at 5pm
Please note: All entry to Malvern Cinema is currently through the fire exits located at the front (Grange Road) side of the building. For audience members entering through the rear (Park) doors, entry to the Cinema is via the corridor adjacent to Door 6 of the Forum Theatre. We very much regret that, for reasons of safety, there will be no wheelchair access to Malvern Cinema until further notice. Because of this we will be substantially increasing the number of film screenings in the Forum Theatre, which remains accessible to wheelchair users.
Road Closure: Between 3rd and 28th April the road passing the front of the building (Grange Road) will be closed to vehicles. The road will remain accessible to pedestrians.