The Red Balloon & White Mane

Thursday, July 2 - Sunday, July 5, 2009

In this beloved, deceptively simple and nearly wordless tale, a young boy discovers a stray balloon, which seems to have a mind of its own, on the streets of Paris, and the two become inseparable. With its glorious palette and allegorical purity, the Academy Award–winning THE RED BALLOON has enchanted movie lovers, young and old, for generations.

Playing with WHITE MANE (1953, 39 min.):  In the south of France, in the vast plain of the Camargue, lives a magnificent stallion—the leader of a herd of wild horses too proud to let themselves be broken by humans. Only Folco, a young fisherman, manages to tame him. A strong friendship grows between the boy and the horse, as the two go looking for the freedom that the world of men won’t allow them.

Part of the series “The Old Wave: Favorites from the French Masters,” playing weekends at 11:00AM, April 10-July 5 in our ongoing Weekend Classics program.

  • Country France
  • Language In French with English subtitles
  • Rating NR
  • Year 1956
  • Running Time 34 minutes
  • Director Albert Lamorisse

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