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4,047 Ratings

The Red Balloon

Le ballon rouge

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.

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The Red Balloon Directed by Albert Lamorisse

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1956 | Winner: Palme d'Or - Best Short Film

Academy Awards

1957 | Winner: Best Writing, Best Screenplay - Original

National Board of Review

1957 | Winner: Top Foreign Films

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