The longer the film continues, the less interesting it gets.
Erika Kohut (Isabelle Huppert), is a 30-ish spinster who lives with her elderly mother (Annie Girardot), in an apartment in Vienna. She teaches piano at the conservatorium and gets her kicks from going to porno shops and watching hard core videos...
The occasional hovering red balloon feels more like an escapee from a Melbourne tourism ad than anything metaphorical or fantastic.
In 1956, French filmmaker Albert Lamorisse charmed the world with his Oscar-winning short The Red Balloon. Now Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien has made a feature-length homage called Flight Of The Red Balloon.Simon is a dreamy little boy...
Nothing much happens in this rather dreary but beautifully shot French drama, which could have used a much more cogent plot and sense of pacing.