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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Ernest et Célestine

Fortnight 2012, Feature film, 1h20

Synopsis

This is the story of the friendship between Ernest, a big bear who wants to become an artist and Celestine, a little mouse who doesn’t want to become a dentist.

Directors

Benjamin Renner

After his A-levels, Benjamin Renner followed a foundation course for art schools before joining the Fine Arts School of Angoulême where he got his National Diploma in Graphic Novel. During the two years he spent at La Poudrière, an animation film-directing school in France, he directed Le corbeau voulant imiter l’aigle, Le Plus gros président du monde (a commissioned film for Canal J Television channel) and La Queue de la souris, his graduation film.

Stéphane Aubier

Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar are well-known figures on the Belgian cultural scene. Their filmography is made up of the 4 short films, Pic Pic & André Shoow and the TV series comic book and feature A Town Called Panic, nominated for a César in 2010. The pair recently worked on another feature, Ernest & Célestine, and is currently working on a series, Les Touplats and a feature project for Pic Pic & André Shoow – The Film. Belgian journalist Alain Lorfèvre has also recently written a book on the two artists.

Vincent Patar

Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar are well-known figures on the Belgian cultural scene. Their filmography is made up of the 4 short films, Pic Pic & André Shoow and the TV series comic book and feature A Town Called Panic, nominated for a César in 2010. The pair recently worked on another feature, Ernest & Célestine, and is currently working on a series, Les Touplats and a feature project for Pic Pic & André Shoow – The Film. Belgian journalist Alain Lorfèvre has also recently written a book on the two artists.

Lambert Wilson
Pauline Brunner

Screenplay
Daniel Pennac

Editing
Fabienne Albarez-Giro

Music
Vincent Courtois

Set decoration
Zaza et Zyk

Production :
Les Armateurs
33 rue Linné
75005 Paris – France
Tél : +33 1 49 29 09 77
Fax: +33 1 49 29 05 37
info@lesarmateurs.com
www.lesarmateurs.com

Coproduction :
Maybe Movies (France)
Studiocanal (France)
France 3 Cinéma (France)
La Parti (Belgique)
Mélusine Productions (Luxembourg)
RTBF (Belgique)

Ventes / Foreign sales :
Studiocanal
1 place du Spectacle
92863 Issy les moulineaux Cedex 9 – France
Tél : +33 1 71 35 35 35
www.studiocanal-distribution.com

Distribution :
Studiocanal
1 place du Spectacle
92863 Issy les moulineaux Cedex 9 – France
Tél : +33 1 71 35 35 35
www.studiocanal-distribution.com

Presse / publicist :
Robert Schlockoff
Jessica Bergstein-Collay
Cell: +33 6 50 44 65 60
Tél: 01 47 38 14 02
rscom@noos.fr

International press :
Vanessa Jerrom
Tél: +33 6 14 83 88 82
vanessajerrom@wanadoo.fr

Press release

Le menu enfants du festival / Metro
Un ravissement de bout en bout / Le Monde
a delightful melding of visual style and narrative pirouettes / Screendaily
Un enchantement / rue89.com
Un scénario subtil et original / allocine.fr
A charming animated feature / Variety
Un peu de simplicité et de douceur à Cannes / rtbf.be
Ernest, éloge de la fainéantise et de la misanthropie voleuse / liberation.fr
‘Ernest et Célestine’ découvrent le cinéma / evene.fr
A Cannes, les enfants aussi assistent à la Quinzaine des Réalisateurs / francetv.fr
Une petite merveille du cinéma d’animation / 20minutes.fr
Un joyau du cinéma d’animation français / lejdd.fr
Un salutaire parfum d’enfance a soufflé mercredi sur la Croisette / nouvelobs.com