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... Lamorisse directed an award-winning piece, Le Ballon Rouge, in 1956. It won, among multiple other awards, an Oscar. Foreign language didn’t make the film difficult to understand outside of France since few words are spoken throughout. It is a visual experience that can be appreciated by audiences of all ages. The children, the adults, and the red balloon in the film all have their own unique traits and desires which people can relate to easily.
In the beginning of the film, a young boy named Pascal shimmies up a short street pole after seeing a bright balloon near the top. He snatches, then carries it with him to a bus stop, but cannot take it on the bus. He decides to keep it anyways and head ...