Ethel and Ernest

By FHW Marketing
Image: © Lupus Films
Image: © Lupus Films


"This is a wonderfully evocative and well observed animated feature that plays like a cartoon equivalent of Noel Coward’s This Happy Breed." - The Independent


Based on Raymond Briggs' award-winning graphic novel 'Ethel & Ernest', a funny and touching tribute to his parents. An entertaining and heart-warming story about two people who fall in love against the background of immense social change in the mid 20th Century, experiencing the Depression, World War II, postwar prosperity and cultural upheaval. One love, forty years, and always a cup of tea.

Welsh connections

Welsh producer: Jon Rennie

Made in Wales: Cardiff


Date: 28th October 2016

Running time: 90 mins

Certificate: PG

Format2K Digital

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Exhibitor feedback

This film was screened for members at one of our Welsh Film Preview Days. Here is their feedback:

Average rating: 4.6/5

“Beautifully animated nostalgic film that dealt with issues that are still very relevant today”

“A tender tribute – highlighting the remarkable in the ordinary”

“Beautiful animation, sweet and touching. I like that it didn’t shy away from the difficulties. Interesting commentary on changing times”

“Really moving, might be a good dementia option. Maybe the end might not be suitable but I might be being too precious. A brilliantly beautiful piece”



This is film is covered by our Made In Wales strategy, which means if you an a Welsh exhibitor you may be eliable to submit a proposal for support. For more information click here