Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Balloons in a Tree

I was walking in my neighborhood, looked up, and there I saw this bunch of red and yellow balloons in a tree. Set free or escaped? Reminds me of a movie I saw when I was very young, The Red Balloon or Le Ballon rouge - a French short film, 34 minutes long. It won numerous awards and is the only dialogue-free film to ever win an Oscar. The story of a young boy named Pascal who discovers a large helium-filled red ballon on his way to school one morning. The balloon follows Pascal all over until a group of bullies destroys it. Then balloons from all over come to Pascal and take him off into the sky. For my 7 year old self, it was magical.

1 comment:

Clare said...

Beautiful shot... <3