June 4, 2009

The Red Balloon

I recently released a series of images called The Outsiders - Soul-animals. These images explore balloons as metaphors for human emotions. A lovely collector who was the first to obtain one of these images said they reminded her of 'The Red Balloon'. I had never heard of it before but soon discovered that it was a 1954 French short film about a boy who finds a sentient red balloon.
The film is poetic and metaphorical.
If you have the time to watch (it's 34mins) you can view it here:

Click to view full screen, sit back with a hot cocoa and enjoy. If you do take the time to watch it I'd love for you to comment on it below.

1 comment:

Kylie Marsden said...

You might also be interested in the book 100 (?) pink balloons, about a little girl dying of cancer and her desire to collect 100 pink ballons before her death.