A boy makes friends with a seemingly sentient balloon, and it begins to follow him. It follows the boy to school, to the bus, and to church. Boy and balloon play together in the streets of Paris and try to elude a gang of boys that wants to destroy the balloon. Written by
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With its Oscar win for Best Original Screenplay, the film is (as of 2013) the only short film to win an Academy Award outside of the short film categories. See more
The bus Pascal gets on to that is followed by the balloon has red advertisements at the rear for Chantelle. The bus he gets off has yellow/green advertisements for Excel. See more
Pascal - le petit garçon
Could you hold my balloon while I'm in school?
Avec le concours: Des Enfants De Ménilmontant et Des Ballons De La Région Parisiénne (Translation: With the assistance of: The Children of Ménilmontant and The Balloons of the Paris region.) See more
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