Family Flicks Film Series: The Red Balloon and White Mane
Funded by the UCLA Arts Initiative and co-presented with the UCLA Film & Television Archive
Appropriate for ages 4+
The Red Balloon (Le ballon rouge)
Director Albert Lamorisse’s The Red Balloon is both a cinematic tour de force and a beloved family classic. Lamorisse tells the story of a young boy (played by Lamorisse’s son, Pascal) and the loyal red balloon that follows him all over Paris visually, without a snip of dialogue. The result is a rich and affecting modern movie fable that transcends language, borders and age. (1956, 34 min., Dir. Albert Lamorisse)
White Mane (Crin blanc, cheval sauvage)
The bond between a boy and the wild horse he befriends and protects from unscrupulous ranchers forms the heart of Lamorisse’s captivating predecessor to The Red Balloon. (1953, in French with English subtitles, 47 min., Dir. Albert Lamorisse.
Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.
Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.