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Balloon (2019)

Qi qiu (original title)
A family struggles against the conflicting dictates of nature, spirituality, politics, and free will.

Director:

Pema Tseden

Writer:

Pema Tseden
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13 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Sonam Wangmo Sonam Wangmo ... Drolkar
Jinpa ... Dargye
Yangshik Tso Yangshik Tso ... Shangchu Drolma (The Nun)
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A family struggles against the conflicting dictates of nature, spirituality, politics, and free will.

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Genres:

Drama

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One of my top picks from TIFF
20 September 2019 | by caughlan_anneSee all my reviews

Felt in the hands of a master storyteller from the opening scenes shot through an opaque film, that we soon learn is a balloon. The narrative and cinematography are so captivating we forgot we were in a theatre. We are in rural Tibet, yet the family lives in a very modern world, albeit controlled by what is considered modern for Chinese society. Yet the characters are as sophisticated as any one in Paris or Melbourne. A joy to watch.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

China

Language:

Chinese | Tibetan

Release Date:

20 November 2020 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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