Beijing-based sales outfit Rediance has sold Pema Tseden’s Balloon to three territories following its world premiere at the Venice film festival, including Condor Distribution for France.
The Tibetan-language drama, which is also playing at the on-going Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), has also gone to Benelux (September Film) and Switzerland (Xenix).
Set on the Tibetan grasslands, the film revolves around an ordinary Tibetan family, whose peaceful existence is shattered by the appearance of a condom, sparking a series of embarrassments and a dilemma. It premiered in the Orizzonti section in Venice.
Rediance also has Krabi, 2562, co-directed by Ben Rivers and Anocha Suwichakornpong, playing in TIFF’s Wavelength section. The documentary fiction premiered at Locarno, as did Rediance’s The Science Of Fictions, directed by Indonesia’s Yosep Anggi Noen, which won a Locarno special mention in the competition section.
The Science Of Fictions is also screening at the upcoming Busan International Film Festival, along with another Rediance title, Heavy Craving, directed by Taiwan’s Hsieh Pei-Ju. Meanwhile, Rediance’s Lhamo And Skalbe, directed by Tibetan filmmaker Sonthar Gyal, will premiere in San Sebastian in the main competition.