Balloon

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Balloon

Monday 18 October 2021 | 7:30 pm

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A Tibetan family in the 1980s struggles against the conflicting dictates of nature, spirituality, politics, and free will.

Dargye (Jinpa) and Drolkar’s (Sonam Wango) two boisterous youngest sons have blown up their parents’ condoms like balloons. Not only does this outrage their entire village, but more practically: they have no more condoms. The shepherd couple already have three children, and as China has recently introduced its one-child policy, they can’t have any more.

With its cool colour palette, attentive handheld camerawork, and painterly passages that seem to transpire somewhere between this world and the next, Balloon approaches weighty themes with beguiling brio and a sense of wonder.

A BFI FAN New Release. Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and Lottery funding from the BFI.

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Standard £8.00 Concessions £7.00 Members £6.50

Certificate: 12A

Length: 117 minutes

Director: Pema Tseden

Cast: Stars Sonam, Wangmo Jinpa, Yangshik Tso

Language: Chinese Tibetan with English subtitles

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Monday 18 October 2021 | 7:30 pm

Wednesday 20 October 2021 | 7:30 pm

Thursday 21 October 2021 | 2:00 pm

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