The Flight of the Red Balloon


1h 54m 2007

Brief Synopsis

Suzanne is a mother overwhelmed by her obligations. With the classes she teaches, her puppet shows and her two children, Simon and Louise, she has been raising alone, she does not have a moment to breathe. To alleviate the situation, she takes in a young Taiwanese babysitter, Song Fang. On his way h

Film Details

Also Known As
Flight of the Red Balloon, La Recherche Du Ballon Rouge, A, Le Voyage Du Ballon Rouge, Looking for the Red Balloon, Voyage Du Ballon Rouge, Le
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Arte; Arte France Cinéma; Ciné+; Entertainment One; Entertainment One Features; La Region Ile De France; Les Films Du Lendemain; Playtime; Sofica Soficinema; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
First Take (IFC); Agora Films (Switzerland); Bac Films Distribution; Benelux Film Distributors; Bir Film; Eye International; First Take (Ifc); Gutek Film Sp. Z O.O.; Ifc Entertainment; Madman Entertainment Pty., Ltd.; Pandora Film Produktion; Rosebud; Vertice Cine

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 54m

Synopsis

Suzanne is a mother overwhelmed by her obligations. With the classes she teaches, her puppet shows and her two children, Simon and Louise, she has been raising alone, she does not have a moment to breathe. To alleviate the situation, she takes in a young Taiwanese babysitter, Song Fang. On his way home from school, Simon, who is 7 years old, tours her through the neighborhood. Soon, Song Fang and Simon share an imaginary world: a strange red balloon begins to follow them everywhere. While Suzanne is caught up in a court case involving a tenant downstairs, Son Fang becomes even more important in her life. In the end, it is Song Fang's input that helps Suzanne get her life under control.

Film Details

Also Known As
Flight of the Red Balloon, La Recherche Du Ballon Rouge, A, Le Voyage Du Ballon Rouge, Looking for the Red Balloon, Voyage Du Ballon Rouge, Le
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Arte; Arte France Cinéma; Ciné+; Entertainment One; Entertainment One Features; La Region Ile De France; Les Films Du Lendemain; Playtime; Sofica Soficinema; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
First Take (IFC); Agora Films (Switzerland); Bac Films Distribution; Benelux Film Distributors; Bir Film; Eye International; First Take (Ifc); Gutek Film Sp. Z O.O.; Ifc Entertainment; Madman Entertainment Pty., Ltd.; Pandora Film Produktion; Rosebud; Vertice Cine

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 54m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring April 4, 2008

Released in United States April 18, 2008

Released in United States on Video October 21, 2008

Released in United States 2007

Released in United States August 2007

Released in United States October 2007

Released in United States November 2007

Released in United States December 2007

Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) October 17-November 1, 2007.

Shown at New York Film Festival September 28-October 14, 2007.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Spotlight on France) September 27-October 12, 2007.

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (Piazza Grande) August 1-11, 2007.

Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (Gala Presentation) October 4-12, 2007.

Shown at Dubai International Film Festival (Cultural Bridge) December 9-16, 2007.

Loosely inspired by "Le Ballon Rouge" (France/1956) directed by Albert Lamorisse.

IFC Films acquired domestic distribution rights at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival for an undisclosed sum.

Released in United States Spring April 4, 2008 (NY)

Released in United States April 18, 2008 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video October 21, 2008

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) October 17-November 1, 2007.)

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 28-October 14, 2007.)

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Spotlight on France) September 27-October 12, 2007.)

Released in United States August 2007 (Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (Piazza Grande) August 1-11, 2007.)

Released in United States October 2007 (Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (Gala Presentation) October 4-12, 2007.)

Released in United States November 2007 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (World Cinema) November 1-11, 2007.)

Released in United States December 2007 (Shown at Dubai International Film Festival (Cultural Bridge) December 9-16, 2007.)