"The Red Balloon"
Directed by Albert Lamorisse
One of the most famous short films of all time, The
Red Balloon has won the hearts of generations of children. The award-winning
film tells the simple story of a lonely French boy and the amazingly loyal balloon that
follows him everywhere. Trailing the extraordinary pair through and above the
streets of Paris, Albert Lamorisse's camera captures the essence of childhood wandering.
Filmed without dialogue, the fantasy captivates even the youngest viewers with
gorgeous color photography and music. As fresh as when it was first released, this
stunning masterpiece celebrates the magic powers of friendships as no other film has.
Starring Pascal Lamorisse, Sabine Lamorisse, Vladmir Popof. Music by Maurice
Le Roux. Winner of an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. "Simply the lovely image of a child's dream." - Arthur
Knight, Saturday Review. "An utterly charming, tender, and humorous
drama of the ingeniousness of a child." - Bosley Crowther, The New York Times.
Color. 34 minutes.