• Film ID:
  • 15295
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=110 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • France.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • French.
FLIGHT OF THE RED BALLOON (2007)
(LE VOYAGE DU BALLON ROUGE)
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A young boy, Simon, lives with his loving but self absorbed and fragile mother, a gifted puppeteer. Into their world arrives Song, a bright, sane, wise Taiwanese film student who helps care for Simon. I'd like to say there is more, but I just couldn't find it, HouHsiao Hsien's dramatic homage to Albert Lamorisse's "The Red Balloon" is nicely created and acted, but doomed as I am to being a cinematic heathen, its art house credentials left me at best frustrated.
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