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Flight Of The Red Balloon (Le Voyage Du Ballon Rouge)

Ostensibly an homage to the fifty years old classic The Red Balloon, this is the kind of tribute that only Hou Hsiao Hsien would devise for his first fully French-speaking and produced picture. Albert Lamorisse's lyrical, dialogue-less half hour survey of Paris in the fifties, in which the director followed his own son and a red balloon attached to the boy along the streets of Paris, was for many years a worldwide favorite ...

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