Ernest & Celestine
The unlikely friendship between a gruff bear and an orphaned mouse worries authorities who believe the species shouldn't mix.
"Small-town prejudice and the fear of otherness are roundly exposed for their absurdity, but the sensitivity of the artistic disposition and even the importance of good dental care are also sensibly celebrated... All of this seems fitting in a film so concerned with the possibilities of artistic collaboration. Indeed, in one memorable sequence, Ernest and Celestine produce a free-riffing symbiosis of painted image and sound that not only demonstrates the miracles that can happen when a bear and a mouse do get together, but also vividly stages the abstract essence of animation itself."
Anton Bitel, www.eyeforfilm.co.uk
Screenplay: Daniel Pennac, Original von / by: Gabrielle Vincent
Film Editor: Fabienne Alvarez-Giro
Composer: Vincent Courtois
Producer: Didier Brunner
Co-Producer: Emilie Martel, Henri Magalon, Daniel Goudineau
Production Company: Les Armateurs
World Sales: StudioCanal
Distributor: Telepool GmbH
Director: Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar, Stéphane Aubier