UK 2016, 94 mins (dir. Roger Mainwood) starring Jim Broadbent, Brenda Blethyn, Luke Treadaway.
This delightful animated film tells of the life and times of the parents of writer and illustrator Raymond Briggs, author of well-loved books such as The Snowman and Father Christmas. This is a moving, affectionate and often amusing tribute to Raymond’s working-class parents (Ernest is a milkman and Ethel is a housemaid before her marriage), at the same time covering wider topics such as how ordinary Londoners coped with the traumas of wartime Britain. The family suffer joys, disappointment and the normal ups and downs of family life but maintain throughout a deep affection for each other. The film features the Paul McCartney song, In the Blink of an Eye.