In a film intended to be for children that turned into a sci-fi urban fable, a stressed man accidentally loses a bouquet of a hundred balloons. In that bouquet, a lone black balloon scurries free from the rest. It dies and comes back to life, returning to the city, cruising for a companion.
A black balloon, full of life, emotion and curiosity, cruises New York for some sort of a companion.
Cinema detail page
Sundance Film Festival
Jury Prize in Short Film, U.S. Fiction:
"The Black Balloon"/ U.S.A. (Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie) — The Black Balloon strays from the herd and experiences what life as an individual is like. He explores New York City in the deepest way, seeing all of its characters.