Two families attempt a daredevil plan to escape the GDR with a homemade hot air balloon, but it crashes just before the border. The Stasi finds traces of this attempt to escape and immediately starts investigations, while the two families are forced to build a new escape balloon. With each passing day the Stasi is closer on their heels – a nerve-wracking race against time begins.
In this deceptively simple, nearly wordless tale, a young boy discovers a stray balloon, which seems to have a mind of its own, on the streets of Paris. The two become inseparable, yet the world’s harsh realities finally interfere. With its glorious palette and allegorical purity, this Academy Award-winning short film has enchanted young and old for generations.
The development of professional soccer worldwide owes a great debt to the soccer – or "football" – that is played on the streets of France.
The first part in a new series of films produced by Musée d'Orsay, 'Flight of the Red Balloon' tells the story of a French family as seen through the eyes of a Chinese student. The film was shot in August and September 2006 on location in Paris. This is Hou Hsiao-Hsien's first Western film. It is based on the classic French short The Red Balloon directed by Albert Lamorisse.
Oscar nominated short film by Jean Dasque
A short film about a dirigible.
Cute one-trick doggie show. The backdrop is beautifully detailed, yet the illusion of depth is humorously broken by the balloon bouncing off the set.
A man performs a balancing act with a ball and a pair of sticks.
A reenactment of a dirigible explosion in Paris.
Paris, France, 1963. A couple have an argument in a bar. A young man sitting nearby takes the opportunity to talk to the girl and tells her what could be their life together if she accepts to run away with him, now.
Originally titled Le Voyage en Ballon, Stowaway in the Sky is a disarmingly simple French-made children's story. The plot is implicit in the title: A small child, fascinated by a lighter-than-air balloon, clambers aboard. The balloon takes flight, lifting the child upward to an amazing adventure. The land-bound adults have conniptions as the balloon wafts by; the child has nothing more than a great time. The film was directed by Albert Lamorisse, who earlier produced a similar-themed, award winning short subject, The Red Balloon. Released in France in 1960, then distributed in the US four years later by United Artists.
Street scene shot from a balloon.
One of Alberto Santos Dumont's dirigibles is led out of a hangar.
Alberto Santos Dumont flies one of his dirigibles.
A short film on an ideological debate between a teacher and a pupil regarding an incident with a football.
Pascal Lamorisse is the son of filmmaker Albert Lamorisse. He is also the little hero of some of his father's films (White Mane, The Red Balloon and Stowaway in the Sky). Over the years, Albert Lamorisse, who took his son on all his shoots, sought to transmit his expertise and his passion for filmmaking, even on his last film, The Lover's Wind. There is something in the story of Pascal Lamorisse that touches on a fabulous story: it is the story of the transmission of cinema from father to child.
Several people try to take advantage of a little girl's innocence to hustle money her mom gave to her to buy a goldfish with.
Professor Fergusson plans to make aviation history by making his way across Africa by balloon. He plans to claim uncharted territories in West Africa as proof of his inventions worth.