Ethel and Ernest by Roger Mainwood wins the Art Cinema Award at Ciné Junior 2018
The International Confederation of Art Cinemas is proud to announce that the ART CINEMA AWARD at the 28th Ciné Junior went to ETHEL AND ERNEST, by Roger Mainwood.
Ethel and Ernest
UK / Luxembourg, 2016, 94 minutes
Director: Roger Mainwood
Scenario: based on the award-winning book by British author and illustrator Raymond Briggs
With the voices of: Jim Broadbent, Brenda Blethyn, Luke Tredaway
Production: BFI / BBC / Ffilm Cymru Wales / Welsh Government / Film Fund Luxembourg / Universal Pictures
International sales: Lupus Films
More information on the festival’s website.
This animated feature film tells the true story of Raymond’s own parents – Ethel and Ernest – two ordinary Londoners living through a period of extraordinary events and immense social change.
Heart-warming, humorous and bittersweet, the film follows the lives of lady’s maid Ethel and milkman Ernest from their first chance meeting in 1928, through the birth of their son Raymond in 1934, to their deaths, within months of each other, in 1971.
A touching movie that seduces by the fluidity of its narration, the charm and elegance of its animation, the balance found between lightness and seriousness and its capacity to mix personal history and History with capital H.
The movie also shows an infinite tenderness for its two characters, a modest and rather ordinary English couple whose life we follow, from their first encounter to their last breath, while crossing the 20th century and its lot of technological upheaval, murderous conflicts and lost illusions.
The jury was composed of:
Fanny Mouzac, Ciné Islais, Île d’Yeu
Benjamin Fourneaux, Eckmül, Penmarc’h
Amélie Fauveau, Studio 43, Dunkerque