Synopsis: Albert Lamorisse's exquisite THE RED BALLOON 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. With its glorious palette and allegorical purity, the Academy Award-winning THE RED BALLOON has enchanted movie lovers, young and old, for generations.
Country of Origin: France
Production Year: 1956
- "Utterly charming, tender, and humorous.", The New York Times
- "To see The Red Balloon is to laugh, and cry, at the impossible joy of being a child again.", Entertainment Weekly
- Winner, Dove Approved, The Dove Foundation
- 1956: Winner, Oscar, Best Screenplay, Academy