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The Red Balloon

Le Ballon Rouge

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Directed by Albert Lamorisse
France, 1956
Short, Comedy, Drama

Synopsis

In this nearly wordless children’s fable, a red balloon forms a life of its own and starts to follow a young boy through his daily activities around the streets of Paris.

Synopsis

In this nearly wordless children’s fable, a red balloon forms a life of its own and starts to follow a young boy through his daily activities around the streets of Paris.

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The Red BalloonDirected byAlbert Lamorisse

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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
1956 | Winner: Palme d'Or - Best Short Film
2007 | Directors' Fortnight
Academy Awards
1957 | Winner: Best Writing, Best Screenplay - Original
National Board of Review
1957 | Winner: Top Foreign Films

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