2022 / comedy, drama, family / 15mins /
written by Jon Bachmann, Katherine Griffin / directed by Katherine Griffin /
country: USA, France / language: French, with English subtitles
The 1956 classic French film Le Ballon Rouge (The Red Balloon) has a single scene with a girl and a blue balloon. LE BALLON BLEU (The Blue Balloon) is her story and the origin story for the red and blue balloons at the heart of that classic children’s film. When a curious blue balloon leads a girl on an adventure through the streets of 1956 Paris, and she crosses paths with a little boy and his red balloon, it becomes clear there’s a greater magical force at work between these balloons. Like the film it celebrates, LE BALLON BLEU is a story about the magic and innocence of childhood.