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The red balloon - Le ballon rouge

Lamorisse, Pascal

Pascal is a young French boy who discovers a stray balloon on the streets of Paris that seems to have a mind of its own and begins to follow Pascal everywhere. The two beome inseparable, yet the world's harsh realities finally interfere. A touching allegory of the magic powers of love and friendship.


produced by Films Montsouris, a film by Albert Lamorisse ; director of production, Michel Pezin ; written and directed by Albert Lamorisse.

Full screen presentation.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1956.

Special features: New theatrical trailer.

Pascal Lamorisse, Georges Sellier, Wladimir Popof, Paul Perey, Renée Marion, Sabine Lamorisse, Michel Pezin, Children of Ménilmontat.

Director of photography, Edmond Séchan ; editor, Pierre Gillette ; music, Maurice Le Roux.

DVD; Dolby Digital mono., restored High-Definition digital transfer.

French dialogue with optional English subtitles.

Academy Awards, USA, 1957: Oscar - Best Writing, Best Screenplay - Original (Albert Lamorisse)

Cannes Film Festival, 1956: Golden Palm - Best Short film (Albert Lamorisse)

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