Bhutanese film Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom has officially entered the 2021 Oscars
Bhutanese film Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom has officially entered the 2021 Oscars. This is the second Bhutanese film to enter for Oscar nomination, the first being Dzongsar Khyentse’s The Cup (1999).
Director/producer/writer Pawo Choyning Dorji was also the producer of Dzongsar Khyentse’s Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait.
Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom was shot in Lunana, Gasa, on solar-charged batteries.
“The entry into the Oscars was a step for the Bhutanese film industry of the country. It also shows the government’s help towards the growth of the industry,” said Pawo Choyning Dorji.
The film was screened in 13 countries—the USA, the UK, Ireland, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, Egypt, South Korea, Taiwan, China, Indonesia, India, and Japan.