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Ernest & Celestine

Ernest & Celestine FFF 2014
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  • Directed by: Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, and Benjamin Renner
  • FRANCE/LUXEMBOURG/BELGIUM, 2013, 80 minutes
  • In English
  • Florida Premiere
  • Rated PG

“A bear and a mouse cannot be friends.”  Really? Inspired by the popular series of children’s books by Belgian author and illustrator Gabrielle Vincent, ERNEST & CELESTINE is the first film adaptation of the much-beloved books. Children and adults will be delighted and touched by the unlikely and unforgettable avuncular relationship between a large bear, Ernest, and a small mouse, Celestine. If bears and mice can overcome prejudice, what about the rest of us? Exquisitely drawn and faithful to the spirit of the books, this animated feature was an Academy Award® nominee and played The Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, presented by the creators of The Triplets of Belleville and The Secret of Kells (FFF2010). This English-language version captures the wonder of the original and features Forest Whitaker as Ernest, Mackenzie Foy (Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 2) as Celestine, and the talents of Lauren Bacall, William H. Macy, Paul Giamatti, and Nick Offerman, among others.  You’ll fall in love with these extraordinary characters, and if you don’t know the books, you’ll want to discover them.