Thursday, February 12, 2009

Le Ballon Rouge

I watched Le Ballon Rouge for the first time yesterday after Pia Jane Bijkerk wrote about it. Its absolutely gorgeous - even when its a bad quality upload (but thats ok its free!) - I can't wait to see it on dvd.



Its a short film (32 minutes) set in postwar Paris (1956). It follows a young boy - Pascal - who one day finds a big red balloon on his way to school. Gradually he begins to realise that the balloon has a mind of its own...you'll have to watch it to find out the rest, but it involves lots of beautifully portrayed little adventures as they go through the streets of Paris.