Ethel and Ernest showing in upcoming film festivals

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Ethel and Ernest is being entered into a number of film festivals in 2017. The ones coming up in the next couple of months are in Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Bulgaria and Hong Kong.

The European Union Film Festival (EUFF) in Hong Kong is organised on behalf of the EU. Every year the European Union Office to Hong Kong, together with the EU Member States and Switzerland, organise this festival for the pleasure of Hong Kong’s film lovers. One film from sixteen countries has been chosen, and the British Council have put forward Ethel and Ernest to represent the UK. Last year’s UK film selection was 45 years, starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtney. Lupus Films will be represented at the festival by producer Camilla Deakin.

Ethel and Ernest will also be at the Holland Animation Film Festival , The Luxembourg Film Festival, and has been chosen as the closing night film of Anima 2017, which is held in Brussels. The film will also be screened in the Sofia International Film Festival/Bulgaria (9-19 March).

UPDATE: Anifilm International Festival of Animated Films, Trebon, Czech Republic (2nd – 7th May 2017). Ethel and Ernest selected for INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF FEATURE FILMS FOR GROWN-UPS.

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The poster for The European Film Festival 2017 which is to be held in Hong Kong. Ethel and Ernest are shown bottom right.

Ethel and Ernest DVD available from today

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The DVD includes a ‘Making Of’ documentary (33 mins)

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Film critic Mark Kermode’s tweet when the DVD was released

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Financial Times DVD review

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4 million watch Ethel and Ernest broadcast premiere on BBC One

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The BBC is thrilled with the reaction to the Ethel and Ernest premiere broadcast. The overnight viewing figures of 4 million are expected to increase greatly on catch up viewing and by iplayer.

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What’s on the telly this evening ?!

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Ethel and Ernest gets its premiere broadcast tonight (28th December 2016 BBC One 7:30pm)

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A scene from the film. Ethel and Ernest get their first TV set.

 

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The Radio Times on the making of Ethel and Ernest

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“Raymond Briggs sits at his desk, pencil in hand, brushes in pots and cup of tea at his side. A fresh sheet of paper is ready on an angled desk, and the author and illustrator begins to sketch his parents, Ethel and Ernest Briggs.

This is how Ethel & Ernest, the film adaptation of Briggs’s graphic novel, begins. On paper. By hand. But immediately the action begins, and we’re in London, 1928, with illustrated houses stretching out as far as the eye can see, horse carts clattering along the cobbled streets and a young Ernest hopping on his bike to work.

Moving pictures. It’s such an old idea that we forget how magical it is to watch someone’s drawing skip off the page and come to life. But that’s what Ethel & Ernest is. Magic.”

Read the full article by James Gill and Michael Hodges here

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A tweet from Lupus Films on the first day of production at the studio after the lengthy pre-production phase. From left to right Art Director Robin Shaw, Director Roger Mainwood, Animation Director Peter Dodd

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Wallpaper artwork for use in the film created by Assistant Art Director Mat Williams

Ethel and Ernest DVD available from January 2nd 2017

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At the Evening Standard British Film Awards

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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.

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The Times film critic Kate Muir (centre) with the producers of ‘Ethel and Ernest’ Ruth Fielding (left) and Camilla Deakin (right) . Kate Muir was on the advisory judging panel of the Evening Standard British Film Awards. She had interviewed Raymond Briggs for an article about ‘Ethel and Ernest’ in The Times and had given the film a lovely four star review.

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Vanessa Kirby and Luke Treadaway (who played Raymond Briggs in Ethel and Ernest) announcing the winner in the Best Film category.

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‘I, Daniel Blake’ actor Dave Johns talks with Ricky Gervais at the ceremony.

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Camilla talking with Peter Bradshaw, the film critic of The Guardian.

“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

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The moment Ken Loach’s film I, Daniel Blake was announced as the winner in the best film category.

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The Telegraph film critic Tim Robey in conversation with Whit Stillman, writer and director of Love and Friendship. Kate Beckinsale won Best Actress for her starring role in the film.

“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 )

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