Albert Lamorisse

The Red Balloon

The Red Balloon

Newly restored and available for the first time on DVD, Albert Lamorisse’s exquisite The Red Balloon remains one of the most beloved children's films of all time. In this deceptively simple, nearly wordless tale, a young boy discovers a stray balloon, which seems to have a mind of its own, on the streets of Paris. The two become inseparable, yet the world’s harsh realities finally interfere. With its glorious palette and allegorical purity, the Academy Award–winning The Red Balloon has enchanted movie lovers, young and old, for generations.

Film Info

Special Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • Theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation

Purchase Options

Special Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • Theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
The Red Balloon
Cast
Pascal Lamorisse
Pascal
Georges Sellier
Shopkeeper
Vladimir Popov
Tenant
René Marion
Pascal's mother
Credits
Director
Albert Lamorisse
Screenplay
Albert Lamorisse
Cinematography
Edmond Séchan
Editing
Pierre Gillette
Director of production
Michel Pezin
Music
Maurice Leroux
Sound
Pierre Vuillemin

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