Review: Ernest and Celestine

(Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar, Stéphane Aubert, 2012)

Marrying perfectly judged humour with incessant imagination, Ernest and Celestine is an absolute joy; a French animation that transcribes Gabrielle Vincent’s wholesome children’s books into an almost faultless 80-minute burst of unabashed delight. First-time filmmaker Benjamin Renner joins forces with the distinguished duo behind that glorious stop-motion oddity A Town Called Panic – Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubert – to great effect, bringing together a film that celebrates creativity through its story of a friendship that does battle with seemingly insurmountable odds. (Continue reading here)


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