AN Oscar-nominated film set in the most remote school on Earth will come to Northumberland.

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom comes to cinemas in the North East, bringing a whole new perspective to the idea of remote learning.

Hexham Courant: Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom actorsLunana: A Yak in the Classroom actors (Image: Peccadillo Pictures)

Set and filmed in Lunana, in the South Asian country of Bhutan, Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom tells the story of city-dwelling young teacher, Ugyen, posted to a small school in the remote village of Lunana.

Hexham Courant: Director Pawo Choyning DorjiDirector Pawo Choyning Dorji (Image: Peccadillo Pictures)

With a population of 56, unreliable electricity and non-existent wifi, Ugyen is less than thrilled about his government-mandated job.

Hexham Courant: Watching the clouds on the film setWatching the clouds on the film set (Image: Peccadillo Pictures)

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Ugyen is soon won over by the warmth of the village and the enthusiasm of his young students.

Hexham Courant: Himalayas near LunanaHimalayas near Lunana (Image: Peccadillo Pictures)

As the gruelling winter sets in, he must decide whether to stay in Lunana or go back to the city, leaving behind his new sense of connection and enlightenment.

Hexham Courant: Actor in Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom, Sherab Dorji Actor in Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom, Sherab Dorji (Image: Peccadillo Pictures)

Earning Bhutan its first-ever Oscar nomination (for Best International Feature Film), the film gives an insight into a region rarely seen on screen. Many of the cast were first-time actors, recruited from the village of Lunana itself and received critical acclaim for their authentic and moving performances. 

Watch the film at Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle-upon-Tyne from March 10, or Corbridge Film Club on March 19.