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.