Tuesday, March 8

Le Ballon Rouge

It's Tuesday night, Anne is out of town, so I had the option of putting my feet up on the coffee table and eating a block of cheese. Instead I chose to watch the delightful 1956 French movie Le Ballon Rouge (The Red Balloon for those with zero ability to rationalize another language).

A young boy discovers said red balloon on his way to school, and the next 30 minutes is an adorable delight.

Along with the balloon, the star of the show is Paris. A quick bit of research informs me that it is filmed around Ménilmontant in the 20th arrondissement

Flippin' enchanting as they say in Franceland.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Le ballon rouge is also a red wine glass that contains 770 ml for those with zero ability to rationalize the metric system!
--dq