My sons always like to play with balloons. So simple and magic toy.
It reminds me today of movie cold 'The Flight of the Red Balloon' by Hou Hsiao Hsien, filmed in Paris. The film was inspired by Albert Lamorisse's classic children's film, 'Le Ballon rouge' (France, 1956) .
“....The film, which has a music score but almost no dialogue, tells story of Pascal (Pascal Lamorisse), who, on his way to school one morning, discovers a large helium-filled red balloon. As Pascal plays with his new found toy, he realizes the balloon has a mind and will of its own, and it begins to follow him wherever he goes.....”