BALLOON(QI QIU) Features
Set on the stunning Tibetan steppes, Balloon follows a loving family as they navigate the challenges of their conservative farming community, spiritual obligations and China’s one-child policy with dignity and kindness.
Dargye (Jinpa) and Drolkar (Sonam Wangmo) are parents to two cheeky boys, whose innocent discovery of a condom causes a stir in their rural community, to the embarrassment of the family. The family already cares for an elderly parent — one more child would put them under pressure. Novelist and director Pema Tseden deftly explores constraining gender roles and the frisson between tradition and modernity, crafting a gentle film told with humanity and humour.
|Language:||Tibetan, with English subtitles|
|Producer:||Huang Xufeng, Jacky Pang|
|Cast:||Sonam Wangmo, Jinpa, Yangshik Tso|