Keeping with our March theme of flights of fancy, our next film flies in from France. It is the classic beauty The Red Balloon.
The Red Balloon follows the friendship that develops between a young boy and a magical red balloon. Little is said, and the film gives a glimpse into an old French neighborhood in the 1960s. Lulu enjoys this film as a 4-year-old, though she does find part of the ending a bit concerning. Overall, The Red Balloon has everything I love about French films--a quiet soundtrack, visual beauty, and a touch of whimsy.