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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2012 - 14.24 July

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Category: Edition 2012

In normal bear life, it is frowned upon to make friends with a mouse. But Ernest, a big bear, a clown and musician, who lives on the fringes of bear society, nonetheless welcomes little Celestine into his home. She is an orphan and has fled the mouse world down below. These two solitary characters find support and comfort in one another, but in the process, fly in the face of convention, upsetting the established order.


Nella comunità degli orsi, stringere amicizia con un topo non è una cosa vista di buon occhio. Ciononostante Ernest, un orso clown e musicista che vive ai margini della società della sua specie, decide di accogliere nella sua casa la piccola topolina Célestine. Lei è orfana e ha abbandonato il mondo sotterraneo dei topi. Questi due personaggi appartati e solitari trovano sostegno e conforto l'uno nell'altra, andando contro qualsiasi convenzione, sconvolgendo ogni ordine prestabilito.


Original Title Ernest et Célestine
Category Out of competition
Section Elements +3
Tipology Animation, Feature Film
Duration 79’
Production Year 2012
Nationality Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Directed by Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar, Stéphane Aubier
Screenplay Daniel Pennac
Based on the book ""
by Gabrielle Vincent
Editor Fabienne Alvarez-Giro
Animation Patrick Imbert
Production Design Zaza et Zyk
Sound Dame Blanche
Music Vincent Courtois
Original Voices Lambert Wilson
Pauline Brunner
Dominique Maurin
Anne-Marie Loop
Produced by Didier Brunner, Philippe Kauffmann, Vincent Tavier, Stéphan Roelants, Henri Magalon


Lambert-et-BenjaminBenjamin Renner, Vincent Patar, Stéphane Aubier
Renner studied at Angoulême art school, and at the La Poudrière animation school, where he made the animated shorts LE CORBEAU VOULANT IMITER L’AIGLE, LE PLUS GROS PRESIDENT DU MONDE, A MOUSE’S TALE (LA QUEUE DE LA SOURIS). Patar e Aubier studied at the École Supérieure des Arts Visuels de La Cambre in Brussels. In 2009 they made the animated feature A TOWN CALLED PANIC (PANIQUE AU VILLAGE).



Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar, Stéphane Aubier
Renner ha studiato alla scuola d’arte di Angoulême, e alla scuola d’animazione La Poudrière, dove ha diretto i corti animati LE CORBEAU VOULANT IMITER L’AIGLE, LE PLUS GROS PRESIDENT DU MONDE, A MOUSE’S TALE (LA QUEUE DE LA SOURIS). Patar e Aubier hanno studiato alla Scuola Superiore di Arti Visive La Cambre di Bruxelles. Nel 2009 hanno diretto il lungometraggio d’animazione PANICO AL VILLAGGIO (PANIQUE AU VILLAGE).


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