BAFTA Cymru Ethel & Ernest Q&A Event

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.

You can now watch this special discussion of how Ethel & Ernest was made on YouTube (below) or listen to the audio on SoundCloud.  

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