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The Red Balloon

The Red Balloon

A Short film by Albert Lamorisse

Produced by Films Montsouris

Production year : 1956

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Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producer :

Films Montsouris

French distribution :

Gebeka Films

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It's the story of a little boy and a magic balloon. In 1950s Paris, a little boy releases a balloon that is tied to street light. To the neighborhood inhabitants' surprise, and stirring envy in other children, the red balloon follows the little boy throughout the streets of Paris.

Full credits (6)

Screenwriter :

Albert Lamorisse

Sound Recordist :

Pierre Vuillemin

Editor :

Pierre Gillette

Director of Photography :

Edmond Séchan

Production Manager :

Michel Pezin

Music Composer :

Maurice Le Roux

Technical details

Short film

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Sub-genre :

Adventure, Fantasy

Themes :

Childhood, Family

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Nationality :

100% French (France)

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Runtime :

36 min

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Posters (3)


Festival Selections (5)

Academy Awards - 1957

Academy Awards (United States, 1957)


Nomination for Best Original Screenplay : Albert Lamorisse

Cannes International Film Festival - 1956

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1956)


Official Competition - Short Films

Awards (2)

Academy Awards - 1957

Academy Awards (United States, 1957)


Oscar for Best Original Screenplay : Albert Lamorisse