NEW – French Feature

Please Note:  This program is unique and begins at 12:45 p.m. and ends at 2:15 p.m.


  • Option L  12:45 pm - 2:15 pm on Thursday, January 16 at Showplace
Ernest et Célestine

Ernest et Célestine

Directed by Benjamin Renner
France  |  2012  |  80 min
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Dans le monde conventionnel des ours, il est mal vu de se lier d’amitié avec une souris. Et pourtant, Ernest, gros ours marginal,  clown et musicien, va accueillir chez lui la petite Célestine, une orpheline qui a fui le monde souterrain des rongeurs. Ces deux solitaires vont se soutenir et se réconforter, et bousculer ainsi l’ordre établi.


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.


From the creators of the Academy Award-nominated The Triplets of Belleville and The Secret of Kells.


  • France’s César Award for Best Animated Film, 2013
  • Youth Jury Award, Seattle International Film Festival, 2013
  • Special Mention, Director’s Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival, 2012
  • People’s Choice Award, Dubai International Film Festival, 2012