BALLOON
BALLOON

BALLOON

Director Pema Tseden

Production year 2019

Length 102min.

Country China

SYNOPSIS

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 embarassment and dilemma, breaking the harmony of the family. What matters more in the circle of life and death, soul or reality?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 embarassment and dilemma, breaking the harmony of the family. What matters more in the circle of life and death, soul or reality?

Awards

Sfera 1932 Award - Special Mention | Venice IFF, Italy, 2019

Prix étudiant fiction | Amiens IFF, France, 2019

Best Film, New Asian Cinema | Five Flavours Asian FF, Warsaw, Poland, 2019

Golden Coconut - Best Feature Film, Best Actress | Hainan IFF, China, 2019

Special Jury Award | IFF of India, , 2019

Jaeger – Le Coultre Best Film Award | Lisbon & Estoril FF, Portugal, 2019

Grand Prize | Tokyo FILMeX, Japan, 2019

Special Mention | Cobourg Romantic FF, Canada, 2020

China Movie Channel Media Award - Best Screenplay, Best Director | Shanghai IFF, China, 2020

Faith in Film Award | Tromsø IFF, Norway, 2020

CAST & CREW

Pema Tseden
Pema Tseden

Director

Producer(s)

Huang Xufeng, Jacky Pang

Script

Pema Tseden

Director of Photography

Lu Songye

Production designer

Daktse Dondrup

Music by

Peyman Yazdanian

Sound

Wang Shuo

Edit

Liao Ching-Sung, Jin Di

Cast

Sonam Wangmo, Jinpa, Yangshik Tso

Production company(ies)

Mani Stone Pictures

Pema Tseden

Pema Tseden is a Tibetan director, screenwriter and author. His published works, in both Tibetan and Chinese, have received numerous literature awards and have been translated into English, French, German, Japanese and Czech. Most of Pema Tseden’s films were shot in Tibetan language by Tibetan teams. His films, including The Silent Holy Stones, The Search, Old Dog, Tharlo and Jinpa amongst others, have been nominated at the Venice IFF, Locarno IFF, Toronto IFF and other major IFFs, where they have received Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay Awards and over forty other domestic and international prizes.


Filmography

The Silent Holy Stones (2005), The Search (2007), Old Dog (2010), The Sacred Arrow (2014), Tharlo (2015), Jinpa (2018), Balloon (2019).