Ethel & Ernest

October 201694 minutes
Animation
7

Forty years, one love, countless cups of tea… Starring Academy Award® winner Jim Broadbent, Academy Award® nominee, Brenda Blethyn in the title roles and Olivier Award winner Luke Treadaway as Raymond. The cast also includes Virginia McKenna, June Brown, Pam Ferris, Simon Day and Roger Allam, with young actor Harry Collett as young Raymond. Based on the award-winning book by acclaimed British author and illustrator Raymond Briggs, this beautifully hand-drawn, 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, Ethel & Ernest is a heartfelt and affectionate tribute to an ordinary couple and an extraordinary generation. A timeless story of love and devotion. (Original Title - Ethel & Ernest) - 2016 Ethel & Ernest Productions Limited, Melusine Productions S.A., The British Film Institute, Ffilm Cymru Wales CBC
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94 minutes
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