Originally titled Le Voyage en Ballon, Stowaway in the Sky is a disarmingly simple French-made children’s story. The plot is implicit in the title: A small child, fascinated by a lighter-than-air balloon, clambers aboard. The balloon takes flight, lifting the child upward to an amazing adventure. The land-bound adults have conniptions as the balloon wafts by; the child has nothing more than a great time.
Director: Albert Lamorisse.
Stars: André Gille, Maurice Baquet, Pascal Lamorisse. AKA Stowaway in the Sky
1960 Venice Film Festival – Nominated for the Golden Lion.
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