The Red Balloon + White Mane: The Wild Horse

Albert Lamorisse, 70 mins, France, 35mm, French with English subtitles. Courtesy: Madman Entertainment.

The Red Balloon
The Red Balloon

Directed by Albert Lamorisse, these two short films - featuring the director's son Pascal - contain stunning cinematography, minimal dialogue and beautiful storylines.

In White Mane: The Wild Horse (34 mins, 1953) the real star is a free-spirited white stallion who refuses to be tied down.

This same theme occurs when the luminescent red balloon in Lamorisse's Academy Award-winning follow-up The Red Balloon (36 mins, 1956) cannot be constrained. Filmed in a picture postcard Paris, a little boy discovers this is one balloon with a mind of its own.

Screens as part of a retrospective of ten hand-picked Kids' Flicks celebrating ACMI's 10th birthday.

Dates   Wed 3 Oct 2012, 10.30am, 1pm

Thu 4 Oct 2012, 10.30am, 1pm

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