Zero For Conduct / The Red Balloon

Please Note: This film is no longer showing at Railroad Square Cinema

Part of the “Revolutions” film series in 35mm at the Waterville Opera House!

Revolution begins young—and can be quiet or loud in this double bill of remarkable, timeless yet timely masterpieces from France. In the legendary Jean Vigo’s ZERO FOR CONDUCT, 4 boarding school boys start a surrealist rebellion against their repressive administration and teachers. In THE RED BALLOON,  Pascal, the young hero of Albert Lamorisse’s truly charming fable, is befriended by a red balloon that starts to follow him around Paris. Both films unrated but would likely be G or PG. In French with English subtitles. 44 min/36 min. 1933/1956.