Today's Wonder of the World is...Le ballon rouge
Flickr photo by .sonidos.
Have you seen Le ballon rouge? It's one of my favorite films of all time--just 34 minutes long, without one single word of dialogue.
Flickr photo by ipa
It's a beautiful, whimsical film by French filmmaker Albert Lamorisse about the adventures of a boy who finds a balloon on his way to school. It won an Oscar for best original screenplay in 1956 and a Palme d'Or for short films at Cannes.
The little boy is played by Lamorisse's son Pascal, and his daughter also acts in the film.
Take just a few minutes and watch the opening. The film actually starts around the 1:24 mark.
Beautiful, huh? It inspired the 2007 French film, Le voyage du ballon rouge, which I'd love to see. Watch the trailer here.
Have a wonderful Friday and a great weekend, y'all!