Sunday, May 29, 2011


Albert Lamorisse
French Filmmaker, Producer & Writer

The Red Balloon
(French: Le Ballon Rouge)
1956 fantasy short film,

The thirty-four minute short follows the adventures of a young boy, who one day finds a sentient, mute, red balloon.  It was filmed in the Ménilmontant neighborhood of Paris, France, and won numerous awards, including an Oscar to Lamorisse
for writing the best original screenplay in 1956
and the Palme d'Or for short films at Cannes.
The film also became popular with children and educators.
His son, Pascal Lamorisse, plays Pascal in the main role,
and his daughter Sabine portrays a little girl.

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