- Lamorisse, Albert
- (January 13, 1922, Paris, France-June 2, 1970, Karadj, Iran)A former photographer, he studied at the IDHEC before directing in Tunisia his first documentary short (Crin blanc / UK: Wild Stallion / USA: White Mane) and Le Ballon rouge / UK and USA: The Red Balloon. The former earned him the Cannes Festival Grand Prize, and the latter received a Hollywood Academy Award. He was killed in a helicopter crash while shooting a documentary near Tehran, Iran.Filmography1947 ◘ Djerba (documentary; short)1949 ◘ Bim, le petit Âne / Bim (medium-length; also screenwriter)1953 ◘ Crin Blanc / UK: Wild Stallion / USA: White◘ Mane (medium-length; also screenwriter, commentary, producer)1956 ◘ Le Ballon rouge / UK and USA: The Red Balloon (short; also screenwriter, producer)1960 ◘ Le Voyage en Ballon / UK and USA: Stowaway in the Sky (also screenwriter; shot in 1958)1962 ◘ Le Songe des Chevaux sauvages (short; also screenwriter)1965 ◘ Fifi la Plume / US TV: Circus Angel (also screenwriter, dialogist)1967 ◘ Paris jamais vu (documentary; short; also cinematographer)◘ Versailles (short)1978 ◘ Le Vent des Amoureux / UK and USA: The Lovers' Wind (documentary)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.