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Albert Lamorisse's Classic Shorts: The Red Balloon / White Mane

Two acclaimed, classic shorts by Albert Lamorisse. 'The Red Balloon' (1956) - This exquisite short remains one of the most beloved children's films of all time. In this deceptively simple, nearly wordless tale, a young boy discovers a stray balloon on the streets of Paris that seems to have a mind of its own. The two become inseparable, yet the world's harsh realities finally interfere. With its glorious palette and allegorical purity, this Academy Award-winner has enchanted movie lovers, young and old, for generations. 'White Mane' (1953) In the south of France, in a vast plain region called the Camargue, lives White Mane, a magnificent stallion and the leader of a herd of wild horses too proud to be broken by humans. Only Folco, a young fisherman, can 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. This extraordinarily shot wonder from Albert Lamorisse is a work of cinematic sophistication and immense natural beauty.

Year: 1956
Genre: French Cinema, Children's & Family Theatre, Short Film Festival
Country: France
Director: Albert Lamorisse
Starring: Georges Sellier, Pascal Lamorisse, Laurent Roche, Alain Emery
Duration: 74 Minutes
Rating: PG - Some scenes may scare very young children.
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Short Film Festival

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