An interview with Emeline Attout and Fanny Husson


From the 8th – 25th of January 2022 the exhibition Ernest and Celestine will take place at Alliance Française in Dubai. This event is part of the Belgian Film Festival "Spotlight on Belgian Cinema" because the actual film, Ernest et Celestine, will be showcased on Sunday the 9th of January during the festival. 

Did you know that the feature film Ernest and Celestine was adapted from children books illustrated and written by a Belgian artist, Gabrielle Vincent?
Have you ever heard about the strange, yet adorable, big protective bear named Ernest and Celestine, the mischievous mouse? Inseparable, they support each other in their daily lives and enjoy every bit of it. The author and illustrator, Gabrielle Vincent wrote very sweet and everyday stories about a big bear and a small mouse to express human truths, the joy of making others happy and living simply, encompassing the values of truth, tolerance, honesty and acceptance. 

Ernest et Célestine is a 2012 French-Belgian animated film directed by Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar and Benjamin Renner based on beautifully illustrated books by Gabrielle Vincent. The film was released in December 2012 in France and Belgium and won a Cesar (French Oscars in 2013) for best-animated film amongst quite a few other international prizes.

In 2014, Ernest and Celestine, selected in 3 categories, came out of the Magritte's Ceremony (highest award in Belgian cinema) winner of 3 awards for Best Film, Best Director (here in the plural) and Best Sound. The film was also successful overseas and was selected for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

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