About

In this deceptively simple, nearly wordless tale, a young boy discovers a stray balloon, which seems to have a mind of its own, on the streets of Paris. The two become inseparable, yet the world’s harsh realities finally interfere. With its glorious palette and allegorical purity, this Academy Award-winning short film has enchanted young and old for generations.

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Directed by

Albert Lamorisse

Written by

Albert Lamorisse (Writer)

Runtime

34 minutes

Country

France

Language

French

Cast

Keywords

paris france balloon

Lists

#294 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#718 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar for Best Writing, Best Screenplay - Original