Flight Of The Red Balloon

Tiawanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien's first European production is an affectionate but dramatically inert homage to Albert Lamorisse's beloved 1958 short The Red Balloon, a touching fantasy in which a lonely Parisian boy befriends a red balloon that appears to have a life -- and feelings -- of its own. In Hou's much longer -- and more complicated -- version,...read more

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Flight Of The Red Balloon - Official Trailer
02:15 — Simon is 7 years old. A mysterious red balloon follows him around Paris. His mother Suzanne is a puppeteer and preparing her new show. Totally absorbe (more…)
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02:14 — Suzanne (Juliette Binoche) is charming but she is a mother snowed under by obligations. With her puppet shows, the classes she teaches and the two chi (more…)
Flight of the Red Balloon
A precious young boy, Simon (Simon Iteanu) must deal with the increasing fragility of his mother, the loving yet preoccupied Suzanne (Academy Award Wi (more…)

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  • Released: 2007
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Tiawanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien's first European production is an affectionate but dramatically inert homage to Albert Lamorisse's beloved 1958 short The Red Balloon, a touching fantasy in which a lonely Parisian boy befriends a red balloon that appears… (more)

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