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Director: Chan Tai-lee


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Production Country Hong Kong
Production Year 2010
Duration 21’ 00”
Colour Colour
Language In Cantonese with Chinese & English subtitles
Genre Drama
Shooting Format HD
Synopsis He feels like a bloated balloon; he wonders if he still breathes. He bumps into a girl who once sat next to him at school. He wonders if it means anything to revisit the memories of secondary school. Or does he merely want to prove how incapable of breathing they all have become? Once she dreamt about becoming a dancer, now she works as a yoga instructor, teaching others as well as herself to breathe properly. Balloon vividly portrays the disillusionment, loneliness and nostalgia of people who have been working for almost a decade. Just how jaded have we all become?
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Remarks shared after Festival

"I am not familiar with the short film culture in Taiwan; I think that the Festival is focus on performance but not very much on videos. Most of audiences are Taiwanese and some of the participants of this festival are form international, I think it is a nice trip, if more people who are related to video-making are invited from different countries will be better."

— Shared by Chan Tai-lee, director of Balloon after attending the 4th Taipei Frank Festival in Taiwan, under the sponsorship of NAE.

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