A condom sparks embarrassment and a series of dilemmas, threatening the harmony of the family. What matters more in the circle of life and death, your immortal soul or the here and now of everyday reality? Neatly handling a number of interlocking stories and ethical dilemmas, Balloon reflects on the restrictive nature of traditional Buddhist beliefs and the opportunities that come with a more materialistic modernity. A joy to behold.
“Delicate, playful and slightly mystical.” Hollywood Reporter
“A gorgeously intimate family drama . . . flecked with humour and sorrow, but alive always to the co-existence of the banal with the spiritual” Variety
“Balloon explores the relationship between reality and soul.” Pema Tseden
Winner Best Screenplay Chicago International Film Festival 2019
Winner Sfera 1932 Award Venice International Film Festival 2019