FROM 31 Mar
Starring Judi Dench, Jennifer Saunders and Derek Jacobi in this charming adaptation of Alan Bennett’s play about old age.
A young teacher in modern Bhutan, Ugyen, shirks his duties while planning to go to Australia to become a singer. As a reprimand, his superiors send him to the most remote school in the world, a glacial Himalayan village called Lunana, to complete his service.
He finds himself exiled from his Westernized comforts after an arduous 8-day trek just to get there. There he finds no electricity, no textbooks, not even a blackboard.
Donji’s screenplay finds an ideal balance of gentle humour and life-affirming drama.