• Certification: PG
  • Country: France
  • Release year: 1956
  • Run time: 34 minutes
  • Genre: Family



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Director: Albert Lamorisse.
Starring: Pascal Lamorisse, Sabine Lamorisse, Georges Sellier. France 1956. 34 mins. French with English Subtitles.

To celebrate the beauty and movement of the Fitzwilliam Museum special exhibition, Degas: A passion for perfection, we will be showing the iconic, Oscar winning short film The Red Balloon. In this film a red balloon with a life of its own follows a little boy around the streets of Paris (a poignant symbol for the dreams of childhood). The film will be followed by art activities with the Fitzwilliam team..


A boy, holding a red ballon is standing on the street between two women A boy is trying to reach a red balloon from his window a boy with a red balloon and a girl with a blue balloon are standing opposite each other on the street