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The Red Balloon

The Red Balloon

A Short film by Albert Lamorisse

Produced by Films Montsouris

Production year : 1956


    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.

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Films Montsouris

    French distribution :

    Gebeka Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Playtime (ex Films Distribution)

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    International releases (4)

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    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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    Original French-language productions :


    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