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Le Ballon Rouge

Albert Lamorisse Perancis, 1956

smndvdcl's rating of the film The Red Balloon

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.