le ballon rouge…
Posted in film, paris February 3rd, 2009 by piablog

…this is one for my DVD library for sure. Nyla found it and wrote about it here. Thank you Nyla, you always find the most inspiring treats.

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  1. Maia says

    It’s wonderful, isn’t it? My daughter is obsessed with red balloons and there are constantly a number of them around the house, deflating slowly, attached to toys or hiding behind doors and under tables.

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  2. Amanda says

    I have actually been searching everywhere in Sydney for this film for months.
    I’m desperate to see it but can’t find it anywhere!
    There is a remake/ or a film that is inspired by it, with Juliet Binoche too.

    I need to see this film!!

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  3. itsasne says

    how funny……..!! i’ve seen ‘le voyage du ballon rouge’ on dvd this weekend…..!! :))

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  4. Linda says

    I love Le ballon rouge – it’s required watching each year for my French classes … such vintage Paris <3

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  5. nancy says

    i have been seeing image sof the film everywhere lately…..i saw this film ages ago…and it really is/was magic…great cinematography…

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  6. Mairie-Eve says

    Didn’t know that movie… but knew that I love balloons. I’m still a kid, in a way.

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  7. nadia says

    i love le ballon rouge whatched chrismas morning while baking..yes it is lovely! i wish i could follown him, those streets….sigh

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  8. laura says

    I used to watch this as a kid. It has left quite a lasting impression. i love it, despite its sadness.

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  9. Miss B says

    Je n’avais jamais regardĂ© ce film, merci!

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  10. pia says

    de rien miss b! moi non plus, mais je voudrais acheter le film pour ma collection de DVD. Peut-etre que je peux trouver le DVD a la fnac. J’espere.

    Thanks everyone for all your great additions to this post. Maia I have a wonderful impression of red ballons found all over your home – what a gorgeous image.


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  11. nyla says

    thanks for the mention, dear pia! now i will have to see ‘le voyage du ballon rouge.’

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  12. Danielle says

    Thank you thank you thank you!

    I tried to tell my husband about this film – I remember it from when I was in daycare as a very young child (over 25 years ago!). I couldn’t remember much about it, just that there was a beautiful huge red balloon that had a mind of its own. I thought it might be Canadian (we have a great National Film Board here), but all my searching turned up nothing.

    You have found it for me! Yay!!

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  13. Captain of the Poop Deck says

    Yes! Love this movie.

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  14. ilaria says

    my mom used to read it to me as bedtime story when I was 4, in 1984. Sweet memory of melancholy.

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  15. Thale says

    Hi Pia Jane,

    I was googling for images of the red balloon to make a painting, and then I saw one of the pictures was yours!
    Hope you are well!
    We are still working in Amsterdam Noord,
    Kind regards,
    Thalé (Pippa D )

    April 3rd, 2012 | #

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