ERNEST & CELESTINE

Directed by Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benajmin Renner | Written by Daniel Pennac
US release date: November 12, 2012
Directed by Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benajmin Renner | Written by Daniel Pennac
With Lambert Wilson, Pauline Brunner, anne-Marie Loop
80 min. Animation, comedy, Drama. France. 2012

ERNEST & CELSTINE (2012)

Celestine is a young mouse who lives in the underground world of rodents. At the orphanage where she lives, the caretaker tells scary stories about the evil nature of the bears that live in the outside world, though Celestine doubts the stories are entirely true. She loves to draw but must soon study dentistry, the occupation all rodents hold. In preparation, she must travel above ground to collect bear cubs' lost teeth from underneath pillows. On one such occasion, the cub's family catches Celestine in the act and chase her into a trash can where she spends the night. The next morning, a destitute and starving bear named Ernest discovers Celestine and attempts to eat her. When she convinces him not to and leads the way to a cellar full of food, an unlikely bond forms between the two. But as they soon discover, not everyone - above ground or below - is so accepting of their unprecedented friendship.


Open in the US:

- In Los Angeles on February 28, 2014

- Opens in NYC at IFC Center on March 14, 2014

US Distribution: GKIDS

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