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"A delightful melding of visual style and narrative pirouettes, Ernest And Celestine is a just-about-perfect hand drawn animated feature!"
- Screen Daily
"A Clever and Timeless Tale!"
- The Hollywood Reporter
ERNEST AND CELESTINE
Animation, Aubier/Patar/Renner, France, 2012, 80 minutes
In French with English subtitles
Based on the popular children’s books by Belgian author Gabrielle Vincent, this exquisitely crafted animated film tells the tale of an unlikely friendship that spans worlds and species, and recreates the picture books’ lush and expressive watercolour illustrations.
Spirited, orphaned young mouse Celestine must reluctantly put aside her budding artistic inclinations to devote herself to her training as a dentist. She longs to experience something besides the humdrum work of denture fittings and teeth cleanings. Meanwhile, far above the subterranean world of the mice is the parallel world of the bears. Ernest, a reclusive and curmudgeonly musician-poet, lives in a secluded woodland cottage, only venturing out when his growling stomach forces him into town to find his next meal. It is well-known that mice and bears are never to mingle, so when the two unexpectedly cross paths and form an unlikely but inseparable friendship, it naturally incites the disapproval of their respective town elders. Will Ernest and Celestine’s unshakable bond be powerful enough to topple the long-standing barriers between their two worlds? (From TIFF)
For festival booking information, please contact:
Dave Jesteadt, GKIDS