Le Voyage du Ballon Rouge. The Flight of the Red Balloon
Filmed artfully by Hou Hsiao-hsien.
Based on Albert Lamorisse's 1956 children's classic "The Red Balloon"
Starring Juliette Binoche
Fleeting,blurred, sad and happy as life this movie is one of the most beautiful I have seen. The film opens with a young angelic boy talking to a balloon, but there is no climax, no defenite end to the tale. And always throughout the film a red balloon follows like a ghost or pet or the memory of past lovers and friends.