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  • In Paris, Chinese cinema student Song Fang is hired to work as the nanny of Simon by his divorced mother Suzanne, who works voicing marionettes in a theater. Suzanne is having troubles with her tenant Marc, who does not pay the rent, while she waits for the return of her older daughter Louise, who lives with her father in Brussels.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Suzanne is charming but she is a mother snowed under by obligations. With her puppet shows, the classes she teaches, and two children whom she has been raising alone since their father left, she hasn't got a minute to herself. To help her, she takes in a young Taiwanese babysitter, Song Fang, who is a student at the University of Paris. On his way home from school, Simon, who is 7 years old, leads her through the streets and cafés of his neighborhood. Soon, Song Fang and Simon share an imaginary world: a strange red balloon follows them, even in the exhibition space of the Musée d'Orsay. While Suzanne is caught up in a court case involving her tenant downstairs who refuses to leave, every day, Son Fang becomes more important in her life. In the end, it is Song Fang's Asian perspective that helps Suzanne get to grips with her life.

    - Written by Jason Grimshaw
  • A little boy and his baby-sitter inhabit the same imaginary world: through their adventures they are followed by a strange red balloon.

    - Written by Jason Grimshaw

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