Flight of the Red Balloon

Flight of the Red Balloon
Le Voyage du Ballon Rouge

A film by Hou Hsiao-Hsien

2006 France - Drama

synopsis

A mysterious red balloon affectionately follows seven-year-old Simon around Paris. His mother Suzanne is a puppeteer who uses her vocal talents to bring life to the shows she writes. Completely absorbed in her new show, single mother Suzanne becomes overwhelmed by the complications of modern daily life. She decides to hire Song Fang, a Taiwanese film student, to help her care for Simon.

  • cast

    • Juliette Binoche (Suzanne)
    • Song Fang (Song)
    • Simon Iteanu (Simon)
  • crew

    • Producers
    • Fran├žois Margolin (Margo Films)
    • Kristina Larsen (Les Films du Lendemain)
  • infos

    • Running time
    • 113 min
    • Format
    • 35mm - 1.85

awards & nominations

  • CANNES 2007 - OFFICIAL SELECTION - UN CERTAIN REGARD
  • TORONTO 2007 - MASTERS

screenings in festivals & markets

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