One of the first films I remember seeing as a kid was “The Red Ballon”. I was around seven years old and we had an impromptu showing in the elementary school auditorium due to rain leaks in the classroom. I remember being really into it and tearing up when the bully kids stole the boys red balloon. Thankfully the lights were off and no one saw me cry:)
Balloons bring me back to my childhood. Its unfortunate that you mostly only see them at children’s parties. They are so festive and when done correctly they can be quite elegant and dramatic.