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Flight of the Red Balloon

Le voyage du ballon rouge

Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien
France, 2007
Drama, Family, Fantasy


A blissful, breathtakingly gorgeous homage to Albert Lamorisse’s 1956 kid’s classic Le ballon rouge, concerning seven-year-old Simon and his life with his mother Suzanne, a performance artist, as they are seen through the eyes of a Chinese student hired as Simon’s nanny.

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Flight of the Red Balloon
Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien

Awards & Festivals

Festival de Cannes

2007 | Un Certain Regard

Locarno International Film Festival

2007 | Piazza Grande

Toronto International Film Festival

2007 | Masters

International Film Festival Rotterdam

2008 | Cinema Regained

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