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.