The Red Balloon and White Mane
Two newly-restored shorts by legendary French filmmaker Albert Lamorisse.
When: Wednesday, July 8, 2009, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: UCSB Campbell Hall, 574 Mesa Rd., Santa Barbara
Cost: $5 - $6
Age limit: All ages
Categories: Film Screening
Two newly-restored shorts by legendary French filmmaker Albert Lamorisse, The Red Balloon and White Mane have enchanted the young and the young at heart for decades. One of the most beloved children's films of all time and winner of the Palme d'Or at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival, The Red Balloon is a deceptively simple, nearly wordless tale in which a young boy discovers a stray balloon wandering the streets of Paris and the two become inseparable. Beloved by generations of French children and presented with new English translation, White Mane is set in a near-desert region in the south of France where a magnificent stallion and a young boy build a strong friendship, but they must elude the wrangler and his herdsmen to live freely. (1956/1953, 74 min.)
Event posted June 24, 2009
Last updated Jan. 11, 2010