Lupus Films was at Claridges last night for the Evening Standard British Film Awards. Ethel and Ernest was on the ‘long list’ of six films nominated in the best film category.
Everyman Award for Best Film
- American Honey
- Bridget Jones’s Baby
- Ethel & Ernest
- I, Daniel Blake
- Lady Macbeth
- The Girl with All the Gifts
Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake won the category. Full list of winners here.
The judging panel was made up of film critics from the Evening Standard, the Times, the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph.
Luke Treadaway, who played Raymond Briggs in ‘Ethel and Ernest’ was also at the ceremony to present one of the awards.
The Evening Standard’s review of Ethel and Ernest is here.
“Raymond Briggs’s graphic-novel tribute to his parents Ethel and Ernest, and their long, happy marriage has been lovingly turned into a feature animation that exactly reproduces the detail and the simplicity of his hand-drawn style.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
“Briggs honoured his parents by playing up their chirpy stoicism, but theirs was a generation of vast change, which we witness overtaking them without their full understanding. The backdrop to this very English marriage – soot and grit and survival, and that basenote of touching bafflement – means all the tears are earned.” Tim Robey – The Telegraph (full review here )