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Ethel & Ernest

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“A deeply affectionate and very British adaptation of Briggs’ testament to his mother and father, and the lost England they represented”

MIFF 2017

Based on the graphic novel of illustrator Raymond Briggs, Ethel & Ernest is a nostalgic retelling of the lives of Briggs’ parents, Ethel (Brenda Blethyn) and Ernest (Jim Broadbent), from their courtship and marriage in Depression-era England to the upheaval of WWII and the cultural transformation that followed.

"Wonderfully evocative...a deeply moving animation that plays like a cartoon equivalent of Noel Coward's This Happy Breed" The Independent 

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