Forty years, one love, countless cups of tea… Raymond Briggs is known as the man behind The Snowman, When The Wind Blows and Fungus The Bogeyman. This October will see his next creation, Ethel And Ernest arrive in UK&Irish cinemas the true story of Raymond’s own parents,Ethel and Ernest. The beautifully hand-drawn, animated feature film tells of two ordinary Londoners living through a period of extraordinary events and immense social change.
Check out the film’s UK Trailer courtesy of Universal Pictures.
Ethel And Ernest is an heart-warming, humorous and bittersweet, the film follows the lives of lady’s maid Ethel and milkman Ernest from their first chance meeting in 1928, through the birth of their son Raymond in 1934, to their deaths, within months of each other, in 1971.
From the socially stratified 1920s to the moon landing of 1969, the film depicts, through Ethel and Ernest’s eyes, the most defining moments of the 20th Century: the darkness of the Great Depression, the build up to World War II, the trials of the war years, the euphoria of VE Day and the emergence of a generation from post war austerity to the cultural enlightenment of the 1960s.
Featuring a fantastic cast which includes Jim Broadbent as Ernest, Brenda Blethyn as Ethel, Luke Treadaway as Raymond with Pam Feris, June Brown, Virginia McKenna, Roger Allam and Peter Wright.
Ethel And Ernest will be released in UK&Ireland on 28th October.
[Update 1st September 2016 – Today The 60th BFI London Film Festival unveiled it’s 2016 line up which Ethel And Ernest has been included at. Check out our news story on the line up here.]