• Albert Lamorisse’s exquisite family classic The Red Balloon is drifting down to the Miami Beach Cinematheque on December 22. This simple, profoundly felt tale of a lonely little boy finding unlikely companionship is not only wonderfully entertaining, it’s long been a veritable rite of passage for young viewers all over the world. You may remember how touching the film is, but do you recall how visually splendid? That lollipop-red, perfectly round balloon set against a slate-gray Paris! Watch the first few minutes of the film below for a reminder of its singular beauty.

4 comments

  • By Batzomon
    December 20, 2012
    09:42 PM

    Just bought this, can't wait to watch its simplicity explicitly again.
    Reply
  • By MrDude_o_o
    December 25, 2012
    07:55 AM

    Every scene becomes a beautiful painting, thanks to the balloon.
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  • By mick mccormack
    January 02, 2013
    02:21 PM

    love this wee film, 1st because im so fond of paris and it is fascinating to see old streets, now sadly gone.and 2nd because its such a lovely whimsical piece..great.
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  • By Yvonne Guenther
    January 22, 2013
    01:23 PM

    I was a ten-year-old in 1956 and, unfortunately, I do not recall having heard of it. Was it available in the U.S. at that time?
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