The Black Balloon
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2011 | 21 min | Short Narrative
Directed by: Josh Safdie and Benny SafdieUSA
Cast & Credits
Producers: Sam Lisenco, Andy Spade
Cast: Larry Sloman, Eleonore Hendricks, Mustafa Bekiroglu, Kennon Bltut, William Skinner, Francesca Laprelle
When one hundred balloons are accidentally released into the wild New York City sky, one lone black balloon manages to escape. Keeping company with the city’s complicated humans, it longs for its own kind. Winner of Sundance Film Festival’s Short Film Jury Prize.
About the Director
Josh and Benny Safdie were born and raised in New York, under the eye of their father’s Super 8 camera, with which he persisted in filming them. Their films have played in festivals around the world. They have recently collaborated on writing this bio.