Ernest & Celestine
Filmfest 2013

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,

tags: Animation


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