13 October 2012 10:36 AM, PDT | Pure Movies | See recent Pure Movies news »

This is the Pure Movies review of Ernest & Celestine, directed by Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar and Benjamin Renner, and starring Anne-Marie Loop, Dominique Maurin and Lambert Wilson. The film was reviewed by editor Dan Higgins for @puremovies at the London Film Festival. It is the simplicity of the film that makes it so enjoyable. Gabrielle Vincent’s children’s books have been brought alive with the same painted tones and styles that first accompanied the series. It is a sweet, quaint and charmingly unusual animation. If you look deep enough beyond the watercolour, you can make links to the need for a more accepting society – where bears and mice can co-exist despite their cultural differences. Okay, some bears *might* eat mice, but there are also some bears that are scared of mice and surely somewhere in between there can be a happy balance? You could perhaps go further and look »

- Dan Higgins

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