Ernest et Célestine / Ernest&Célestine


France / Belgium / Luxembourg / 2012 / French and English with Spanish and English subtitles / 80

  • Director 

    Benjamin Renner, Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar

  • Producer: 

    Didier Brunner, Henri Magalon, Stéphan Roelants, Vincent Tavier

  • Screenplay: 

    Daniel Pennac 



Celestine is a tiny rat with a big personality and a lot of curiosity. Ernest is a big grumpy musician bear. Celestine lives underground; Ernest on the surface. The one thing they have in common is that they both feel misunderstood by their species. Despite their obvious differences, the pair form a friendship full of fun and adventure, much to the disbelief of those who think their worlds are much too far apart. True to the original stories several generations of French children have grown up listening to, one of the virtues of the film is that it maintains the same watercolor drawings as the books. Sensitive, endearing and intelligent, this small animated gem of a film about intransigence and friendship didn’t need special effects or big studios to get nominated for an Oscar.



Benjamin Renner, Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar

Benjamin Renner, Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar

Sthéfane is a director and writer, known for A Town Called Panic (2009) along with Vincent Patar. Benjamin is a cartoonist, animator and film maker.