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Films & Schedules - ERNEST AND CELESTINE


Fri, Feb 7, 2014
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Tue, Feb 11, 2014
at 6 PM (Fox Tower)
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Sun, Feb 23, 2014
at 12:15 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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DIRECTOR: Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner - FRANCE

Ernest and Celestine is the winner of France’s Cesar Award for Best Animated Feature and numerous other festival prizes. Tucked away in networks of winding subterranean tunnels lives a civilization of hard-working mice, terrified of the bears that live aboveground. Unlike her fellow mice, Celestine is an artist and a dreamer, and when she nearly ends up as breakfast for burly troubadour Ernest, the pair forms an unlikely bond. But it isn’t long before their friendship is put on trial by their respective bear-fearing and mice-eating communities. Like a gorgeous watercolor painting brought to life, influences as varied as Buster Keaton, Bugs Bunny, and the outlaw romanticism of Bonnie and Clyde create “a delightful melding of visual style and narrative pirouettes, a just-about-perfect hand-drawn animated feature.”—Screen Daily. (80 mins.)

Filmography: Aubier and Patar: A Town Called Panic (09); Renner: First feature.

Recommended for ages 7+.

Sponsored by the French American International School, Chipotle Mexican Grill, and TV5Monde.


Interests: Narrative Feature, Animation, Family Fare.

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