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Ernest and Celestine

Ernest et Célestine

The charming story of a large, grumpy bear who meets a wide-eyed orphan mouse.

Image from Ernest and Celestine

France 2012
Dirs Stéphane Aubier, Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar
With the voices of Lambert Wilson, Pauline Brunner, Anne-Marie Loop
English subtitles
Certificate U

Bears live upstairs and mice live downstairs and never the twain shall meet. That’s just the way it is. But this delicate balance between the species is blown apart when Ernest, a large, solitary and rather grumpy bear, meets Celestine, a wide-eyed orphan mouse. Eventually he welcomes her into his home, but the authorities have other ideas... This exceptional film brings life to Gabrielle Vincent’s enchanting characters and her beautifully drawn animal world.