Flight of the red balloon

Flight of the red balloon

Voyage du ballon rouge

DVD - 2008 | French
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Simon is dealing with the increased fragility of his loving yet preoccupied mother, Suzanne. When a Taiwanese film student, Song, is hired to help care for Simon, a unique extended family is formed. The two become completely dependent on each other, yet both are lost in separate dreams mirrored by a delicate, shiny red balloon.

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sdelao
Sep 17, 2012

Loved it! Will watch anything with Juliette Binoche.

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angelsunflower
Dec 03, 2011

slow,slow, and slower describes this film

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étoile
Mar 27, 2010

This is a distant adaptation of The Red Balloon (Le Ballon Rouge). I found it a little too long but the cinematic style really makes you think because it is so realistic and in a way poetic as well. It is such a perfect picture of everyday life and it just strikes you as being different from all of the other unrealistic, far-fetched Hollywood movies that are sometimes made nowadays. So don't expect any dramatic explosions, car crashes, guns, or vampires. There isn't necessarily a specific plot. Basically it's a "slice-of-life" movie. You could say that without all of that 'Hollywood action' it's kinda boring, or you could call it realistically refreshing.

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