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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 »

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(age 48) in Tehran, Iran

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Red Balloon Director
(1956)
White Mane Director
(1953)
Circus Angel Director
(1965)
(1960)

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 1978 The Lovers' Wind (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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Creator of the board game RISK. Originally, published in France in 1957, it was called La Conquête du monde. It was eventually picked up by Parker Brothers, and sold in the United States under the name Risk. See more »

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