Albert Lamorisse

Stowaway in the Sky

Stowaway in the Sky

Following the international triumph of The Red Balloon, Albert Lamorisse turned to feature filmmaking with another delightful tale of a boy and a balloon. Making spectacular use of Hélivision—an innovative aerial photography technique he developed—Lamorisse takes us on the breathtaking odyssey of a young boy (played by his son, Pascal) who sneaks aboard his inventor grandfather’s experimental new hot-air balloon for a voyage across France. Soaring above cathedrals and castles, the Mediterranean and the Alps, Stowaway in the Sky celebrates the natural world and ponders, with surprising existential insight, the place of human beings within it.

Film Info

  • France
  • 1960
  • 83 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • French

Available In

Collector's Set

The Red Balloon and Other Stories: Five Films by Albert Lamorisse

The Red Balloon and Other Stories

Blu-ray Box Set

2 Discs

$55.96

Collector's Set

The Red Balloon and Other Stories: Five Films by Albert Lamorisse

The Red Balloon and Other Stories

DVD Box Set

2 Discs

$34.96

Stowaway in the Sky
Cast
André Gille
The grandfather
Pascal Lamorisse
The grandson
Maurice Baquet
The mechanic
Credits
Director
Albert Lamorisse
Written by
Albert Lamorisse
Music by
Jean Prodromidès
Cinematography
Maurice Fellous
Cinematography
Guy Tabary
Aerial photography
Albert Lamorisse
Technical consultant
Jérôme Géronimi
Technical consultant
Georges Goetz
Editor
Pierre Gillette
Art director
Pierre-Louis Thévenet
Sound
Pierre Vuillemin
Special effects
Jojo Iaconelli
Production
Films Montsouris
English-language narrator
Jack Lemmon

Current

Head in the Clouds: The Cinema of Albert Lamorisse
Head in the Clouds: The Cinema of Albert Lamorisse

Drawn to high-risk productions and propelled by his own technical ingenuity, French director Albert Lamorisse crafted some of cinema’s most beguiling visions of childhood, animals, and flight.

By David Cairns