In this nearly wordless children’s fable, a red balloon forms a life of its own and starts to follow a young boy through his daily activities around the streets of Paris.
Starring director Albert Lamorisse’s own son, this timeless classic is one of cinema’s most iconic and beloved of short films—a buoyant, fervent fable that has enchanted audiences young and old. Winner of the Palme d’Or, the Prix Louis Delluc, and the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay!
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Buster Keaton,Clyde Bruckman, 1926, United States
Luis Buñuel, 1930, France
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Michel Gondry, 2008, United States
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong