Ballon Rouge (Le)

A film by Albert Lamorisse

1956 France - Children Drama

synopsis

Le Ballon Rouge is a magical tale about the friendship between a little boy and a balloon in Paris in the 1950?s. A boy finds a red balloon tied to a streetlight. From then on, the balloon follows him everywhere in the streets of Paris, causing surprise in the whole neighborhood and jealousy among other children...

  • cast

    • Pascal Lamorisse (The little boy)
  • crew

    • Screenplay
    • Albert Lamorisse
    • Cinematography
    • Edmond Sechan
    • Music
    • Maurice Leroux
  • infos

    • Running time
    • 38'
    • Ratio
    • 1.33
    • Format
    • 35mm
    • Language
    • French

awards & nominations

  • Oscar winner, Best Original Screenplay, 1957 Academy Awards
  • BAFTA 1957, Special Award
  • Palme d'Or, Best Short Film, Cannes 1956
  • Louis Delluc Prize, 1956

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