Newly restored, Albert Lamorisse’s exquisite "The Red Balloon" remains one of the most beloved children’s films of all time. In this deceptively simple, nearly wordless tale, a young boy discovers a stray balloon, which seems to have a mind of its own, on the streets of Paris. The two become inseparable, yet the world’s harsh realities finally interfere. With its glorious palette and allegorical purity, the Academy Award–winning The Red Balloon has enchanted movie lovers, young and old, for generations.

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4.3 out of 5
51 Ratings
51 Ratings

95% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus:

7+ COMMON SENSE

Imaginative story told entirely through vivid visuals.

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Studio
The Criterion Collection
Released
Copyright
© 1956 Films Montsouris

Languages

Primary
French (Stereo)

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