Though some of you are stuck in what seems like an eternal winter, down south spring has sprung giving me a bad case of spring fever. This short film, by Albert Lamorisse, was brought to Cannes in 1956 and won la palme d'or, or the golden palm, the highest prize awarded. Le Ballon Rouge is simply adorable and is only making my fever worse.
Speaking of spring and Cannes, this year's 62nd Festival de Cannes will be help May 13 through the 24. French actress Isabelle Huppert will be the President of the Jury.
Oh how I'd love to be traveling around the Côte d'Azur right now or playing with a red balloon in the streets of Paris instead of studying for midterms...