Balloon (2019)

  • Drama, Y/A
  • 1h 42m

Original Title 气球 / Qi qiu

Tibet’s leading director, Pema Tseden has made his best film yet with Balloon, a poignant tale of faith and modernity. Combining gentle comedy and serious drama, he creates an intimate portrait of three generations of one family living in the Tibetan grasslands in the 1980s. The balloon of the title is actually a condom, unknown to the two boisterous sons, but important to their parents in the wake of the new Chinese family planning laws. It sparks a series of embarrassing incidents that threaten to break up the harmonious family.

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Pema Tseden


Chinese, Tibetian

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