Buxton Film

Balloon rating-12

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A beautiful film from Tibet that weaves the clash between tradition and modernity within a patriarchal community of farmers. Drolkar is the quiet and unassuming wife of Dargye. When Drolkar finds that she is pregnant again, tensions rise: she feels she should get an abortion but her husband believes that she is carrying the reincarnation of his recently dead father. Cleverly filmed and directed, Balloon is a poetic, funny, and deeply compassionate portrait of life in rural Tibet.

This film is programmed by Buxton Film and features no trailers. 

Cast: Sonam Wangmo, Jinpa, Yangshik Tso 
Director: Pema Tseden

  • Duration: 102 mins
  • Rating: rating-12
  • Price: £5 (Children £1)