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The Flight Of The Red Ballon (2007)


[LE VOYAGE DU BALLON ROUGE]

Directed by Hou Hsiao Hsien
113 minutes, France
Fiction

Description:

Hou Hsiao-hsien's ineffably serene film is not so much a remake of Albert Lamorisse's children's classic as a complex homage refracted through the complications of life in modern Paris. Juliette Binoche is Suzanne, the proprietor of a marionette theater and the single mother of a lonely boy named Simon (Simon Iteanu) who spends his days with his Chinese au pair Song (Song Fang). Simon and Song watch as the adults around them come apart at the seams, with joy and anguish, love and hatred?while the red balloon drifts across the Parisian landscape. Hos film is heartbreakingly beautiful, and it is graced with a truly magnificent performance from Binoche.

Awards (n=0):


FESTIVAL HISTORY: n=8

  1. Cannes Film Festival (2007)
     
  2. Chicago International Film Festival (2007)
     
  3. London Film Festival (2007)
     
  4. New York Film Festival (2007)
     
  5. Toronto International Film Festival (2007)
     
  6. Vancouver International Film Festival (2007)
     
  7. Florida Film Festival (2008)
     
  8. Rotterdam International Film Festival (2008)
     

PEER FILMS: n=93
(films that share at least 3 festivals)

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  13. Paranoid Park (5 festivals)
  14. Ploy (5 festivals)
  15. Redacted (5 festivals)
  16. Terror's Advocate (5 festivals)
  17. The Band's Visit (5 festivals)
  18. At Sea (4 festivals)
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  21. Chaos (4 festivals)
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  26. Import Export (4 festivals)
  27. Iska's Journey (4 festivals)
  28. Madame Tutli-Putli (4 festivals)
  29. No Country for Old Men (4 festivals)
  30. Operation Filmmaker (4 festivals)
  31. The Banishment (4 festivals)
  32. The Edge Of Heaven (4 festivals)
  33. The Mourning Forest (4 festivals)
  34. The Savages (4 festivals)
  35. Useless (4 festivals)
  36. Water Lilies (4 festivals)
  37. 3 Days to Forever (3 festivals)
  38. A Girl Cut in Two (3 festivals)
  39. A Walk into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory (3 festivals)
  40. Alice's House (3 festivals)
  41. All Is Forgiven (3 festivals)
  42. All That Rises (3 festivals)
  43. Bad Habits (3 festivals)
  44. Battle in Seattle (3 festivals)
  45. California Dreamin' (Endless) (3 festivals)
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  48. Casting a Glance (3 festivals)
  49. Cochochi (3 festivals)
  50. Control (3 festivals)
  51. Discoveries on the Forest Floor 1-3 (3 festivals)
  52. Empties (3 festivals)
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  54. Faro, Goddess of Water (3 festivals)
  55. Four Women (3 festivals)
  56. Frozen (3 festivals)
  57. Garage (3 festivals)
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  70. Liberation Day (3 festivals)
  71. Lust, Caution (3 festivals)
  72. Man of Cinema: Pierre Rissient (3 festivals)
  73. Margot at the Wedding (3 festivals)
  74. Married Life (3 festivals)
  75. Mutum (3 festivals)
  76. Night Train (3 festivals)
  77. Pitcher Of Colored Light (3 festivals)
  78. Poor Boy's Game (3 festivals)
  79. Profit motive and the whispering wind (3 festivals)
  80. Santa Fe Street (3 festivals)
  81. Savior's Square (3 festivals)
  82. Shotgun Stories (3 festivals)
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  84. Stuck (3 festivals)
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  86. The Great World of Sound (3 festivals)
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  91. Weirdsville (3 festivals)
  92. When Did You Last See Your Father? (3 festivals)
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