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Ethel & Ernest

Director(s): Roger Mainwood
Lupus Films (UK)
Script: Roger Mainwood
Year: 2017
Form: ANIMATION - Feature film
Genre: Dramatic comedy
Original version: English
Running time: 85'
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The build up to World War 2, the war itself, and the austerity of the years that follow are the things that largely dominate the story ofEthel & Ernest. Seeing great historical events through the eyes of an ordinary family can lend them more poignancy. But such external events are not at the heart of the film. It is the basic love story of Raymond’s parents that audiences will most identify with. Raymond Briggs takes no prisoners when it comes to honest emotion, and the animated version of Ethel and Ernest will be no exception. This is a film of small moments, deceptively simple, and one that will touch everyone who sees it.


Jim Broadbent, Brenda Blethyn, Luke Treadaway


Layout: Denis Lambert
Set decoration: Pascal Gérard
Animator: Gilles Rudziak
Ink & Paint: Laurence Gavroy 
Production administrator: Emilie Pirotte
Production director: Fabien Renelli

Nominations & Awards

- "Best animation feature film" at Anima Mundi, Brazil
- Festival international du film d'animation d'Annecy, France
- Future Film Festival in Bologna, Italy
- Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS), Germany

- Nominated for best "European Animated Feature Film 2017"

International sales

Universal Pictures International
NBC Universal
T + 44 203 618 8000
Jessica Horne

Ethel & Ernest

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