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    Ethel & Ernest

    Directed by Roger Mainwood
    UK/Luxembourg | 94 minutes | North American Premiere | World Cinema Now

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    Ethel & Ernest

    Directed by Roger Mainwood
    UK/Luxembourg | 94 minutes | North American Premiere | World Cinema Now

An entertaining and heart-warming story about two ordinary people who fall in love in extraordinary times, this poignant animated feature provides a hilarious and touching tribute to author Raymond Briggs’ parents, and illustrates the immense social change that swept over the UK through the 20th century.

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film synopsis

An entertaining and heart-warming story about two ordinary people who fall in love in extraordinary times, this poignant animated feature is beautifully adapted from author Raymond Briggs's graphic novel, and provides a hilarious and touching tribute to his parents, former lady's maid Ethel, a Conservative obsessed with keeping up appearances, and Ernest, an exuberant, Labour-voting Cockney.

The film charts their enduring devotion against the backdrop of the immense social change occurring in England during the mid-20th century. Wonderfully voiced by Brenda Blethyn and Jim Broadbent, the title characters experience the Depression, World War II, postwar prosperity and cultural upheaval.

"The second feature-length animated film adapted from a Raymond Briggs graphic novel, arriving a full 30 years after When the Wind Blows, is a loving tribute to the lives and 41-year marriage of the veteran author and illustrator's own parents. Exceedingly charming and sweetly nostalgic, Ethel & Ernest's period subject matter-covering the years 1928 to 1971-makes a good fit with the film's unapologetically retro 2D-animation style." Charles Gant, Screen

film details

Country: UK/Luxembourg
Year: 2016
Running Time: 94 minutes
Premier Status: North American Premiere
Language: English
Director: Roger Mainwood
Producers: Camilla Deakin, Ruth Fielding, Stephen Roelants
Principal Cast: Voices: Brenda Blethyn, Jim Broadbent, Luke Treadaway, Roger Allam, Pam Ferris
Editor: Richard Overall
Music: Carl Davis
Screenwriter: Roger Mainwood
International Sales Company: The Little Film Company
Website: www.ethelandernestthemovie.com

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Roger Mainwood – Director

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