Arrugas

Spain

Synopsis

It’s never too late to find a great friend. Based on the award winning comic book by the same name, WRINKLES is a feature length animation about Emilio and Miguel’s newly formed friendship at their nursing home and the discovery of new beginnings in the most unusual of places.

Directors Statement

WRINKLES tells the story of Emilio, an old man who suffers from Alzheimer’s and is sent to live in a Spanish care home, and of Miguel, Emilio’s room-mate, an Argentinian with no family of his own. There are other characters and stories intertwined with this main story, but the film really centers on the relationship that develops between the two main characters in this drama that also has humour and fantasy. I think it is a special and an emotional feature precisely because it is not a film about something unusual or extraordinary, but it deals with things that happen to everybody, in their ordinary lives. More than anything I think WRINKLES is a film that reminds people of their own stories and their experiences with relatives who might have suffered from some form of dementia, who spent their last years in a care home or who just see how their parents get old, so it is something very close to people.
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Ignacio Ferreras

Written by: Paco Roca, Ignacio Ferreras, Rosanna Cecchini, Angel de la Cruz

Produced by: Manuel Cristóbal, Oriol Ivern, Enrique Aguirrezabala

Editing: Gemma Gasso

Original Score: Karl Baumgartner

Nominations and Awards

  • European Animated Feature Film 2012