Saturday, February 19, 2011

#312: The Red Balloon

1956, TSPDT Rank #471

This 34 minute French children's film won a Palme D'Or at Cannes. You can't resist its charms. The simple tale of a friendship of a boy and an almost human, bright red balloon is still just as potent today as it ever was. The film needs only a very few words, and so does this review. But watch it. Show it to children. It is accessible for all ages, and always will be. The ending will "lift" your spirits and fill you with wonder.

(Rating: 8/10)

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