Flight of the Red Balloon by Hou Hsiao Hsien (France, 2008, 115 min.). Expanding on the 1956 Academy Award winning film The Red Balloon, this re-imagined version contains the original’skey elements—a young boy, a red balloon, and Paris—and weaves a beautiful tale about the mysteries of familial bonds and the lingering effects of the past. Completely immersed in her own tribulations, Suzanne (Binoche) hires Song, a Taiwanese student, to help care for her son, Simon, a seven-year-old lost in his own separate thoughts and dreams mirrored by a delicate, shiny red balloon. In French with English subtitles.

The Films of Juliette Binoche

Flight of the Red Balloon

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12:30 pm - 2:25 pm
Remis Auditorium, 161
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$9MFA members, seniors, and students
$11Nonmembers
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Film