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.