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The Red Balloon

  • Release Date: Mar 11, 1957
  • Runtime: 34 min.
  • Genres: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • Director:Albert Lamorisse


Most of French director [[Performer~P98570~Albert Lamorisse~albertlamorisse]]'s films celebrate the miracle of flight, but few were as landmark as his 1956 short subject The Red Balloon. The story, told with a minimum of dialogue, concerns a little boy (played by the director's son [[Performer~P40190~Pascal~pascallamorisse]]) who comes across a helium-filled balloon. As he plays with his new acquisition, the boy discovers that the balloon seemingly has a mind of its own. The little red orb follows its...more

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