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The Red Balloon, 1953
A Chairy Tale, 1957
Eyewash, 1959
Lights, 1964-66

17th June 2017 | 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

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Norman McLaren, still from A Chairy Tale, 1957
Robert Breer, still from Eyewash, 1959
Courtesy of Light Cone, Paris

The Red Balloon (U, FRANCE, 1953, Albert Lamorisse, 34mins)

A Chairy Tale (CANADA, 1957, Norman McLaren, 9mins)

Eyewash (US, 1959, Robert Breer, 4mins, no sound)

Lights (US, 1964-66, Marie Menken, 6mins, no sound)


Free to ALL

We advise age 4+ (The Red Balloon has a U classification)

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Albert Lamorisse’s 1956 Oscar-winning short film The Red Balloon is set in the run-down Ménilmontant neighborhood of Paris. A little boy, played by the director’s son Pascal, is walking to school one morning when he discovers a red balloon tangled around a lamppost. He rescues it and takes it to school with him. Along the way, the boy discovers that the balloon has a mind of its own. It follows him home and they become friends, but eventually the balloon attracts the attention of a gang of boys and a chase begins. The Red Balloon is shown here alongside Marie Menken’s beautiful Lights and two short films by experimental filmmakers Norman McLaren (1914-1987) and Robert Breer (1926-2011), which used stop-motion animation in different ways to bring objects such as chairs and gloves to life!

The Red Balloon has a little bit of dialogue in French, with English subtitles. Eyewash and Lights both consist of rapidly changing and flickering images


17th June 2017
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
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01848 330000


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