The Flight of the Red Balloon (2007)

Director
Hou Hsiao-hsien

Main cast
Juliette Binoche; Simon Iteanu; Fang Song; Hippolyte Girardot; Louise Margolin

Genres
Family, Drama

Description
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.


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