By Tim Purtell
Updated October 22, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT

Small things happen in Hou Hsiao Hsien’s delicate expansion of 1956’s Flight of the Red Balloon. Under the impassive eye of a mostly static camera, a harried puppeteer divorcée (Binoche) juggles parenting and everyday travails as her mop-headed son plays piano and pinball. This precious fable will either enchant, or induce ADD. B

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