About

The first part in a new series of films produced by Musée d'Orsay, 'Flight of the Red Balloon' tells the story of a French family as seen through the eyes of a Chinese student. The film was shot in August and September 2006 on location in Paris. This is Hou Hsiao-Hsien's first Western film. It is based on the classic French short The Red Balloon directed by Albert Lamorisse.

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Directed by

Hou Hsiao-hsien

Written by

Hou Hsiao-hsien (Writer)
François Margolin (Writer)

Runtime

117 minutes

Country

France, Taiwan

Language

French

Cast

Keywords

babysitter paris france single parent nanny brussels balloon neglect shadow puppet

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#208 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?