The Red Balloon (1956) won an Oscar, BAFTA, and Palme d'Or for Best Short Film.
Simple yet magical. The balloon representing anything you want it to. An imaginary friend? Perhaps childhood wonder and happiness, yet by its vulnerability, a feeling the innocence won’t last. I'm not sure I want to know what it all means as it makes you day dream.
Impressive how they got the balloon to have a life of its own and follow the boy around, I wonder how they did that? Paris is depicted beautifully by the cinematography.