In 1928 London milk-man Ernest Briggs courts and marries house-maid Ethel, their son Raymond being born in 1934. When World War II breaks out Ethel tearfully allows him to be evacuated to aunts in Dorset whilst Ernest joins the fire service, shocked by the carnage he sees. As hostilities end they celebrate Raymond's return and entry to grammar school and the birth of the welfare state though Ethel is mistrustful of socialism and progress in general. Raymond himself progresses from National Service to art college and a teaching post, worrying his mother by marrying schizophrenic Jean. However father and son console each other as Ethel slips away but before long Raymond is mourning his father too though both Ethel and Ernest will forever be immortalized by Raymond's touching account of their lives.
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After the BFI London Film Festival premiere of Ethel and Ernest and the film's release, Animated and live-action filmmakers Garth Jennings, John Lasseter, Brad Bird, Hayao Miyazaki, Anand Tucker, Chris Wedge, Michael Bay, Julian Schnabel, Michel Gondry, Christian Volckman, Jon Favreau, P.J. Hogan, Mel Gibson, Sylvain Chomet, Nick Park, Terry Gilliam, Tim Burton, George Miller, Mark Osborne, Henry Selick, Wes Anderson, Tomm Moore, Lee Unkrich, Travis Knight, Charlie Kaufman, Werner Herzog, Matt Groening, Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Seth MacFarlane, Quentin Tarantino, Dito Montiel, James Franco, Jeremy Saulnier, Chris Meledandri, Pierre Coffin and Ron Howard outspoken and praised for their acclaim on Ethel and Ernest and named their favourite film on Twitter and while being interviewed and while four celebrities Jonathan Ross, Gerald Butler, Scarlett Johansson and Cate Blanchett also named it their favourite film too. See more
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