Friday, September 19, 2008

Le Ballon rouge

Punainen ilmapallo / En röd ballong / The Red Balloon. FR (c) 1956 Montsouris. P+D+DC: Albert Lamorisse. DP: Edmond Séchan - Technicolor. M: Maurice Leroux. LOC: Ménilmontant (Paris). Starring Pascal Lamorisse (Pascal). 35 min. A Films Distribution print with English subtitles. E-subtitles in Finnish by Lena Talvio. Viewed at Cinema Orion, Helsinki, 18 September 2008. - A children's classic, a contemporary fairy-tale, a Technicolor dream in Paris. The red balloon expresses the immemorial aspiration of transcendence. One of the main examples in André Bazin's essay "Montage interdit".

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