Ethel & Ernest (2016, UK) 94 mins, cert. PG

Screenings at 2.30PM and 7.30pm

Director: Roger Mainwood
Voiced by: Jim Broadbent, Brenda Blethyn, Luke Treadaway, Pam Ferris
Music by: Paul McCartney

Raymond Briggs’s body of work – The Snowman; Father Christmas; When the Wind Blows – includes Ethel & Ernest, a 1998 graphic novel documenting the lives of his parents and his own younger self.


Now adapted for the big screen – a small-screen outing is likely during the festive season – this charming, touching, beautifully animated British film uses a host of familiar voices, notably Broadbent and Blethyn as the eponymous Ernest and Ethel to bring the novel to life.




The film remains faithful to Briggs’ original version, incorporating key events of the 20th century.


A celebration of ‘ordinary’ lives and a heart-warming portrayal of a successful marriage.



A detailed Review from the Telegraph can be seen here includes a link to the…

Trailer, which can also be seen on it’s own here:

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David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 1st December 2016

Shows start at 2.30PM or 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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