The Red Balloon

The film of our childhood.

Created in 1956 Paris, this film was seemingly screened in every American classroom in the ’70s and ’80s.

If there’s a Generation X kid out there who didn’t see this — the only short film to win a Best Screenplay Oscar — that there’s a kid who was home-schooled, is what I’m saying.

The film, crafted with great love by writer/director Albert Lamorisse, is a simple tale of a young boy and the bright red balloon which comforts and captivates him.

Movies come and go, but this one will forever live on in our brains.

 

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