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Balloon
A film by Pema Tseden
Year|2019 Duration|102 min Language|Tibetan Country|China World Premiere|Venice

SYNOPSIS

On the Tibetan grasslands, Dargye and Drolkar live a serene and ordinary life with their three sons and the grandfather. A condom sparks a series of embarrassment and dilemma, breaking the harmony of the family. What matters more in the circle of life and death, soul or reality?

DIRECTOR'S BIO

Pema Tseden

Pema Tseden is a Tibetan director, screenwriter and author. His published works, in both Tibetan and Chinese, include Temptation, The Color of Death, and Tharlo. His works have received numerous literature awards and have been translated into English, French, German, Japanese, Czech. Most of Pema Tseden’s films were shot in Tibetan language by Tibetan teams. His films include The Silent Holy Stones, The Search, Old Dog, Tharlo and Jinpa. From his realistic, meticulous portrayal of his native land, people have a new understanding of Tibetan culture and its living conditions. His films have been nominated at the Venice International Film Festival, Locarno International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and other major international film festivals, where they have received Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay Awards and over forty other domestic and international prizes. His last feature Jinpa won Best Screenplay Award in the Orizzonti section at the 75th Venice International Film.

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Tang Dynasty Cultural Communication (Beijing)
Factory Gate Films
Mani Stone Pictures
Beijing China Central Plains Digital Cinema Line
Cultural Investment Holdings
iQIYI Pictures

CAST

Sonam Wangmo, Jinpa, Yangshik Tso

KEY CREW

Script: Pema Tseden
Cinematography: Lu Songye
Art Design: Daktse Dundrup
Sound: Tu Duu-Chih, Wu Shu-Yao
Editors: Liao Ching-Sung, Jin Di
Music: Peyman Yazdanian

SELECTED FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Venice Orizzizonti

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