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.