Director: Pema Tseden
Script: Pema Tseden
Cinematographer: Lu Songye
Editing: Liao Ching-Sung, Jin Di
Sound: Wang Shuo
Music: Peyman Yazdanian
Cast: Sonan Wangmo, Jinpa, Yangshik Tso
Prod: Tang Dynasty Cultural Communication (Beijing), Factory Gate Films (Huang Xufeng), Mani Stone Pictures, Beijing China Central Plains, Digital Cinema Line, iQIYI Pictures
61 rue de l’Arcade
75 008 Paris
Tel.: 0033 1 55 94 91 70
DCP, Color, 102 min,
OV Tibetan with French Subtitles
Sfera 1932 Award Specila Mention at 76th Venice Film Festival and several awards in many worldwide film festivals
On the Tibetan grasslands, Darje 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?
“Balloon” explores the relationship between reality and soul. Tibetan people believe that only the flesh perishes while the soul lives on. When the Buddhist faith crashes with the reality of modern society, they now have a choice to make.