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.
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With its Oscar win for Best Original Screenplay, the film is (as of 2018) the only short film to win an Academy Award outside of the short film categories. See more
The boy comes up to the front window of a bakery shop and peers in, and we see him eyeing the display of bakery goods. Then the camera position changes so that we see the boy from the inside of the bakery, but from the inside looking out, the selection and arrangement of displayed items is suddenly quite different than what we just saw from the outside view. See more
Pascal - le petit garçon
Could you hold my balloon while I'm in school?
With the cooperation of the balloons of the Paris area. See more
Referenced in The Divorce