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Video: The Red Balloon — 1956 (full film)



Albert Lamorisse’s 1956 short film The Red Balloon is set in the run-down Ménilmontant neighborhood of Paris. A little boy, played by the director’s son Pascal, is walking to school one morning when he discovers a red balloon tangled around a lamp post. He rescues it and takes it to school with him. Along the way, the boy discovers that the balloon has a mind of its own. It follows him like a stray dog, and together they face the terrors and tedium of childhood.

The film earned Lamorisse an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and a Palme d’Or for Best Short Film at the Cannes Film Festival.


One comment on “Video: The Red Balloon — 1956 (full film)

  1. glyn lewis
    December 3, 2016

    The Dam Busters, Star Wars, and this film. The best ever !!!!!!!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

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