Family Film Sunday: The Red Balloon
About the Film:
Directed by Albert Lamorisse. France, 1956, 34 mins., French with English subtitles.
Albert Lamorisse’s exquisite work remains one of the most beloved children’s films of all time. In this deceptively simple, nearly wordless tale, a young boy discovers a stray balloon, which seems to have a mind of its own, on the streets of Paris. The two become inseparable, yet the world’s harsh realities finally interfere.