red balloon

La Ballon Rouge is a multi-award winning classic from 1956 about a boy and his mischievous red balloon.

It is a rare, ageless movie. With just a simple premise and virtually no dialogue, it accurately portrays much of the light and dark side of human nature. It still looks technically flawless and as it captures normal mid 20th century Parisian life with its old cars, trams, trades, fashion, cobbled alleys and scars from the war, it’s a film that will only improve with its vintage.

It won Lamorisse the Palme d’Or Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and an Oscar for best original screenplay. He went on to direct several feature films and invent the board game Risk in 1957.

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