Ethel and Ernest

SYNOPSIS

Based on Raymond Briggs’ award-winning graphic novel ‘Ethel & Ernest’, a funny and touching tribute to his parents. An entertaining and heart-warming story about two people who fall in love against the background of immense social change in the mid 20th Century, experiencing the Depression, World War II, postwar prosperity and cultural upheaval. One love, forty years, and always a cup of tea.

WELSH CONNECTIONS

Welsh producer: Jon Rennie
Location: Cardiff
Supported by: Ffilm Cymru Wales
Production Companies: Cloth Cat Animation

PRODUCTION DETAILS

Director: Roger Mainwood
Editor: Richard Overall
Producers: Camilla Deakin, Ruth Fielding
Production Companies: Ethel & Ernest Productions, Lupus Films, Mélusine Productions

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Running time: 90 mins
Certificate: PG
Format2K Digital

RELEASE

Date: 28th October 2016

“This is a wonderfully evocative and well observed animated feature that plays like a cartoon equivalent of Noel Coward’s This Happy Breed.” The Independent

EXHIBITOR FEEDBACK

This film was screened for members at one of our Welsh Film Preview Days. Here is their feedback:

Average rating: 4.6/5

“Beautifully animated nostalgic film that dealt with issues that are still very relevant today”

“A tender tribute – highlighting the remarkable in the ordinary”

“Beautiful animation, sweet and touching. I like that it didn’t shy away from the difficulties. Interesting commentary on changing times”

“Really moving, might be a good dementia option. Maybe the end might not be suitable but I might be being too precious. A brilliantly beautiful piece”

Distributor: Vertigo Films
Contact:
 michaelw@vertigofilms.com

 

 

WHAT NEXT? 

This is film is covered by our Made In Wales strategy, which means if you an a Welsh exhibitor you may be eliable to submit a proposal for support. For more information click here.

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