red balloon, red balloon...

Rachel just called me and asked if I ever got sad as a kid when I saw a balloon float into the sky and drift away forever.

"Uh, no," I coldly replied, but I did see Le Ballon rouge, the 1956 Award Winning film that for some strange reason was shown in Hebrew school year after year. Nothing like introducing existential French New Wave cinema to a bunch of pre-teen Jews.

For your existential pleasure, all four parts of this landmark film...

part one

part two

part three

part four