Rye Film Club will host a charity film night featuring two French films presented by the mayor of Rye, with all proceeds to benefit his designated charity, on Saturday, November 16.
Le Ballon Rouge (The Red Balloon) is a 1956 French fantasy comedy-drama featurette written, produced, and directed by Albert Lamorisse. The thirty five minute short, which follows the adventures of a young boy who one day finds a sentient, mute, red balloon, was filmed in the Ménilmontant neighbourhood of Paris.
After the interval we will be showing Crin-Blanc (White Mane) a 1953 short film directed by French filmmaker Albert Lamorisse based on a children’s book with the same name by the French author René Guillot.
The forty seven minute short, filmed on location in the marshes of Camargue, France, won numerous awards on its release, including the short film Palme d’Or Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. The film also became popular with children and was marketed for them. The story tells a fable of how a young boy tames a wild white stallion called White Mane.
7pm start – doors open 6:30pm. Fully licensed bar – entry £5.