The Red Balloon (Le Ballon Rouge)1956
The Red Balloon (Le Ballon Rouge) (1956)
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Critic Reviews for The Red Balloon (Le Ballon Rouge)
A beautiful little meditation on childhood, on imagination literally taking flight.
As enjoyable for adults who wistfully view scenes of post-war France in all its black and white chicness, as it is for kids.
The absence of one key scene near the film's end renders the entire thing pablum.
Lamorisse's lyrical tale, largeky told through imagery, holds up extremely well, and it's still the only short feature to ever win a major Oscar (original screenplay).
Audience Reviews for The Red Balloon (Le Ballon Rouge)
A marvelous, imaginative and magical short film (the only to have ever won an Oscar for best original screenplay) with a beautiful musical score and so many layers of meaning in its simple story that it should speak to most children and make any adult feel like a child again.
For an older film, I like the creativity of this short, the dull backgrounds as a backdrop with the infusion of bright colours is almost reminiscent of black, white and reds, used in films such as Sweeney Todd, so shows this in a much older age. I felt this could have been a great film had there been more stories coming off of the mini adventure. Many, more modern films have been modelled on such films like these, I wonder if this was one of those original style films to which people use as a reference?
A WONDERFUL little film about a balloon with a mind of its own. The ending will stick with you forever.
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