Cinema São Jorge | Sala Manoel de Oliveira | 13 March | 10:00 pm | Feature Film Competition 02 (VO, leg.pt)
Ethel & Ernest
Roger Mainwood | United Kingdom | 2016 | 95’
Based on the 1998 book by the acclaimed British author and illustrator, the animated feature film tells the true story of Raymond’s parents – Ethel and Ernest – two ordinary Londoners living through a period of extraordinary events and social change.
The movie follows the lives of lady’s maid Ethel and milkman Ernest from their first meet in 1928, through the birth of their son Raymond in 1934, to their deaths, within months of each other, in 1971. From the socially stratified 1920s to the moon landing of 1969, the film depicts, through Ethel and Ernest’s eyes, the most defining moments of the 20th Century. A love story, a loving tribute to an ordinary couple and an extraordinary generation.