Seriously loved the color contrast. Made me wonder if the town was really that grey or how he made it look that grey.
Can the death scene of Miss Balloon be any cornier? I'm sick of my friends raving about this overrated set of theme and variations. On the other hand contains some exquisite moments like the squat woman slapping away the balloon when the boy tries to get on the tram the first time etc
Simple and lovely, but a bit overrated. I feel as though the story doesn't really give me any depth - I can't think of any greater implications, it didn't make me laugh or cry. It has some lovely images and sweet moments, but it didn't really make me feel or think. I feel like without that, it's more a visual poem than a film.
I loved it - charming little story that was. The dreamy/hazy grey hue which made the vividness of the red balloon stand out - looked luminous nearly. Throughout the whole film the balloon follows the boy - I wonder how they shot it - really cute. Overall, the film gave me that warm nostalgic feeling of childhood days.
This delightful short film was a multiple-award winner at festivals all over the world and deserved every one of its accolades. The director's own son plays the little boy who has many adventures with a red balloon he finds tied to a lamppost in a Parisian neighbourhood. Featuring a final scene that was undoubtedly an inspiration for Disney-Pixar's Up, this near-silent film is a gem suitable for children of all ages.
Moral of the story kids: if you find anything special in your life, hold on to it tight because it wont be long before someone tries to take it away, bursts your bubble and stomps on your balloon. Pixar aint got nothin on this one. A downright heartwarming masterpiece. The photography is Robert Doisneau-esque. There are just enough words, just enough struggle, just enough warmth... Cinema 101
It's amazing how alive that balloon becomes which made me fear for it's well-being.