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Albert Lamorisse (1922–1970)

A former photographer, he turned to directing short subjects in the late 40s, soon acquiring an international reputation for the poetic quality of his short and medium-length films involving the fantasy world of children. Both his White Mane (1953) and The Red Balloon (1956) received a grand prize at the Cannes Film Festival, the latter also ... See full bio »


(age 48) in Tehran, Iran

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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The Red Balloon
The Red Balloon Director
White Mane
White Mane Director
Stowaway in the Sky
Circus Angel
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 1978 Le vent des amoureux (Documentary)
 1967 Paris jamais vu (Documentary short)
 1967 Versailles (Documentary short)
 1965 Circus Angel
 1956 The Red Balloon (Short)
 1953 White Mane
 1951 Bim
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As of 2013, remains the only person to ever win an Oscar for the screenplay of a short film. He won the award for The Red Balloon (1956). See more »

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