Ethel & Ernest

Ethel & Ernest (2016)

Ethel & Ernest
8.1/10 by 11 users

This hand drawn animated film, based on the award winning graphic novel by Raymond Briggs, is an intimate and affectionate depiction of the life and times of his parents, two ordinary Londoners living through extraordinary events.

Release Date:October 28, 2016
Genres:War, Animation, Drama
Production Company:BFI, BBC, Mélusine Productions, Lupus Films, CLOTH CAT ANIMATIONS
Production Countries:Luxembourg, United Kingdom
Director:Roger Mainwood
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  • Lovely adaptation
    December 29, 2016
    In a year where the Christmas TV schedules have been packed with 'specials' that weren't special at all it's very refreshing (and a nice change) to have something as lovely as 'Ethel and Ernest' on to watch.
    Beautifully animated, it brings to life Raymond Briggs' graphic novel of the same name. Capturing the life of his parents this charts their struggles, their highs/lows against the changing face of Britain.
    The book covers some tough issues, and I was pleased to see that the film did not shy away from these either, but doing so in a dignified and poetic way.
    Parents thinking this is going to be like 'The Snowman', another adaptation of Briggs' work should be warned though, this isn't always child friendly due to the content.
    Well done to all those involved in the making of this film.