Marcy’s got this one covered: Hou Hsiao-hsien’s Flight of the Red Balloon
is a charming homage to the 1956 French classic by Albert Lamorisse and
an intimate portrait of a unique Paris family. A blond Juliette Binoche
stars as Suzanne, an accomplished puppeteer who a hires a Taiwanese
nanny (Song Fang) for her gentle seven-year-old son Simon (Simon
Iteanu). Read Marcy’s review of Flight of the Red Balloon.
Le Voyage du ballon rouge. Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2007. ***