Thursday, May 07, 2015
The Red Balloon (1956)
I first saw The Red Balloon when I was in elementary school. I think it was for a French class. I was probably 9, yet I remembered it well. Recently, my Dad told me that he had seen a wonderful, simple film on TCM. It was The Red Balloon. This led me to rent the film and re-watch it 50 years later. What a pleasure. The themes of devotion, friendship and resilience are well done in a sweet, simple film. Gorgeous.