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One Balloon (2005)

'One Balloon' begins with a girl imprisoned at the 'Institute of Knowledge'. There people stare at information cards until the information on them disappears. Her imprisonment ends when her... See full summary »
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Woman
Doreen Danue ...
Dating Institute Mistress
Mary Donovan ...
Institute "A" Head Mistress
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Dasri Naimji ...
Suitor #6
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Woman #1
Jackie Padilla ...
Woman #4
Sidney Padilla ...
Young Girl
Mathieu Reboul ...
Suitor
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Teen Girl
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'One Balloon' begins with a girl imprisoned at the 'Institute of Knowledge'. There people stare at information cards until the information on them disappears. Her imprisonment ends when her biological clock instigates a physical split in herself, forcing a confrontaion between two aspects of the woman: intellect and sexuality. One woman wants to fulfill the woman's biological need to reproduce, while the other wants to continue at the institute. In a struggle, one woman is placed in a box, which then shrinks and is eaten by the victorious woman. The woman embarks on the ritual of dating, where couples meet each other to exchange suitcases filled with personal objects. Couples look through the suitcases hoping to find objects that match. When a match is made, the couple signs a contract and consumes a pair of rings like breath-mints. During a moment of intimacy, the headless woman castrates the man by cutting his hair. A pair of scissors with the legs of a woman hypnotizes the ... Written by Aram Hekinian

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A surreal tale of a woman whose biological clock starts ticking.

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Fantasy | Short

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$15,000 (estimated)
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Wow!
29 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is what film shorts are all about - blowing your mind!

Saw this one in Trenton and thought it was phenomenal. So much detail and and thought has gone into it. And there's no dialogue. But after 20 minutes or so, you have experienced female evolution and the dynamics of sex and love.

There is so much here for the mind and the eyes. They are not just filmmakers, they are true artists. I wish this film all the best!

If you get a chance to see it at a festival, drop the other potential screenings from your to see list and go to this one.

Yeah, baby!


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