THE RED BALLOON + FRENCH SHORTS
The Red Balloon (Le Ballon Rouge) 34mins 1956 Minimum French with subtitles
This award-winning and critically acclaimed fantasy short film follows the relationship between a little boy and a red balloon with a mind of its own that he befriends on the Parisian streets. Widely recognised as one of the most important films in children’s cinema, this film has little dialogue but won the Oscar for the best screenplay.
La Queue de la Souris (4mins) 2007 Silhouette animation French with English subtitles
In this beautifully animated fable, a mouse outwits a lion.
Le Génie de la boîte de raviolis (8 mins) 2005 Drawn animation French with English subtitles
One evening, when Armans opens a tin of ravioli for dinner, a genie pops out and grants him two wishes. What will Armand wish for?
Regards Libres (12 mins) 2005 Documentary French with English subtitles
Young children describe and criticise an abstract painting, each seeing very different things.
Un Bisou pour le monde (10 mins) 2007 Live-action drama French with English subtitles
A young student takes the task from his teacher to re-design France’s most famous newspaper, Le Monde, rather too literally.
Le Baiser (4 mins) 2008 Live Action drama made to look like an old silent film. Silent but with intertitles
When a young couple share their first kiss, their world literally turns upside down.
Total programme run time 72 minutes