The Red Balloon (Le ballon rouge)
Directed by Albert Lamorisse. Starring Pascal Lamorisse. 34min
One of the most beloved short films of all time, T he Red Balloon is as vibrant and joyous now as it must have been in 1956. The bright titular balloon follows a young boy through a grim post war Paris, perfectly encapsulating childhood innocence and optimism. After watching it you may find yourself gazing out of your kitchen window, smoking an unfiltered cigarette and thinking distractedly of your own childhood. Watch it here.