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- Pema Tseden
- International Competition
A harmonious life in the Tibetan grasslands is disrupted by two rambunctious young boys when they repurpose their father’s sole remaining condom as a balloon. This innocent theft leads to an unwanted pregnancy and community friction, further complicated from the collision of strict population control laws and Buddhist ideals of reincarnation. Equally comedic and tragic, Balloon is a visually sumptuous meditation on modernity, spirituality, and the preservation of family.
“both a gorgeously intimate family drama and an idiosyncratic artistic statement flecked with humor and sorrow”
Special GuestsScheduled to attend: Director Pema Tseden
International Competition Program Patron
John and Jacolyn Bucksbaum Family Foundation
Sunday, October 20, 2019
-   102 minutes
AMC River East 21
322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States