"The Red Balloon may be the most seamless fusion of capitalism and Christianity ever put on film....The ending, a bizarre emotional sucker punch, is straight out of the New Testament(critic Philip Kennicott)". Jesus Christ, it's just a lovely children film. You don't have to find the secret of life in it. Talk about being paranoid.This is almost as stupid of an interpretation as the one about The Shining (almost).
The red balloon is the ultimate cinematic personification. This half-hour gem of a film is utterly simple, endearingly imaginative and still retains its wow factor six decades on.
Also, it's a film that restores one's esteem for the innocence of youth, whilst challenging the evils of bullying and simultaneously praising the spirit of adventure. A standalone classic.
Simple love can be so strong.
This is such a lovely short film. The child actor is great, the music is wonderful and it's always lovely to be taken through the streets of Paris. Also the ending doesn't disappoint.