Earlier this month, BAFTA Cymru hosted a special screening of Ethel & Ernest at Chapter Arts Centre, followed by a Q&A session with director Roger Mainwood, lead texture artist Darren Fereday and lead CG artist Sam Wright, in conversation with Cloth Cat’s Jon Rennie.
We’re very excited to be sharing this beautiful feature film in cinemas around the UK, and delighted with the five-star reviews and glowing praise it continues to garner:
The animation is beautiful, simple and expressive. Evening Standard
This film is charm personified, a beautiful, touching eulogy by one of the greatest British artists of the modern period. Camden Review
Raymond Briggs’ ode to his parents […] is one of true beauty, and you’ll struggle not to enjoy it. It’ll rouse the most wonderful memories of the Ethel & Ernest in your own lives, and truly bring you happiness. The Panoptic
In its own understated way, the film is deeply moving. Independent
Ultimately, the cumulative effect […] is almost unbearably moving, producing much the same emotional response as the short montage of Carl and Ellie’s marriage in Pixar’s Up, only spread over 95 minutes. In other words, bring tissues – you’ll need them. The List
Read more reviews and find out more about the making of the film over on the official movie website.
For those who have not yet had a chance to see the film, Ethel & Ernest continues its run at select cinemas into the new year and will also be released on TV this Christmas season – Wednesday 28th December 2016 at 7:30pm on BBC1. Following in the footsteps of Raymond Briggs’ previous masterpieces such as The Snowman, Ethel & Ernest is a true animated treat you’ll not want to miss.
28 November 2016