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Ballon rouge/Crin Blanc

Ballon rouge/Crin Blanc

The Red Balloon/White Mane

34 minutes

French with optional English subtitles.

French Lesson Plan

Introduction: Introduce your students to the enchanting and thought-provoking stories of "Ballon Rouge/Crin Blanc" with our comprehensive French lesson plan. These classic French films offer rich storytelling and cultural insights, making them excellent tools for language learning and cultural exploration.

Film Summary: In "Le Ballon Rouge," a young boy discovers a stray balloon in Paris that seems to have a life of its own. "Crin Blanc" tells the tale of a young fisherman in the Camargue region who tames a magnificent stallion that refuses to be broken by humans. Both films have won major awards and are celebrated for their poetic storytelling and visual beauty. "The Red Balloon" was released in 1956 and runs for 34 minutes, while "White Mane" was released in 1953 and runs for 40 minutes.

Additional Details: Directed by Albert Lamorisse, these films feature the talents of Pascal Lamorisse, Sabine Lamorisse, and Georges Sellier. They are available in French with optional English subtitles, enhancing their use as language learning resources. "The Red Balloon" won the Palme d'Or for Best Short Film and an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, making it a significant piece of cinematic history.

Conclusion: Using "Ballon Rouge/Crin Blanc" in your classroom not only enhances language skills but also provides insights into themes of innocence, freedom, and the bond between humans and nature. This lesson plan includes structured activities, discussion questions, and cultural notes to enrich the learning experience. Created for teachers, by teachers, our comprehensive lesson plans ensure you have all the resources needed for an engaging and educational classroom experience. IMDB

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Director: Albert Lamorisse

Cast: Pascal Lamorisse, Sabine Lamorisse, Georges Sellier

Audio: French with optional English subtitles.

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