Today is the anniversary of the death in 1970 of Albert Lamorisse, whose best-known film is The Red Balloon. To be honest, I liked the film better than the kids did, and it was not one of the VHS tapes we owned that got the most play. It did win the Palme d'Or for best short film in 1956.
Films de France has a review.
The Red Balloon:
Criterion Confessions has a review.