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If you haven't got this on the shelf then you've never watched it!,
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This review is from: The Red Balloon [Blu-ray]  (Blu-ray)
Excellent film. A classic in the TRUE sense.. 6 stars
If you haven't bought it then its because you haven't seen it.
If you want something to make you feel younger then this will take you back...
Lamorisse was a gifted director, and (unusally) his child Pascal - who stars in this film - is wonderful. Remastered colour and sound are heaven.
I will let the adults and critics discuss the subtexts, metaphors and allegories etc. :-)
It's just a good film. I watched it at school and now in my '60's I watch it at home.
The language is french.. but DON'T get put off by this. There is nothing really that is spoken that needs understanding... and the few subtitles are almost superflous.
It's a faboulous short 35min 'family saturday night film session' this is required viewing - assuming your children can cope with one sequence where the hero is being challenged with bullying .
I watched the other film 'The White mane'. Again, Lamorisse subtle use of subtexts here, and SPOILER you need to watch the film ending before showing.
AND (extra) watch the extras.. The documentary on the Red Balloon is a fascinating glimse of Lamorisse, his son, his daughter (who directs it) and famioly.