Ignacio Ferreras | Spain, 2011 | 89 min | Rated AA | DCP | Spanish with English subtitles
Friday November 16, 2012 – 8:15pm
Based on Paco Roca’s eponymous and multi-award winning graphic novel, Wrinkles portrays the friendship between Emilio and Miguel, two aged gentlemen shut away in a care home. Recent arrival Emilio, in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, is helped by Miguel and colleagues to avoid ending up on the feared top floor of the care home, also known as the lost causes or “assisted” floor. Their wild plan infuses their otherwise tedious day-to-day with humour and tenderness, because although for some their lives is coming to an end, for them it is just beginning.
Considered one of the most important graphic novels of the decade, Wrinkles was awarded in 2008 by the Department for Culture with the National Comic Award and Italy´s presitgious Lucca Festival bestowed it the Gran Guinigi Award for best long story. Wrinkles has also won the top prizes for Best Material and Best Script by the Salón Internacional del Cómic in Barcelona 2008 and the Award for Best Spanish Comic Strip by the Diario de Avisos of Tenerife 2008. Winning over the critics and readership alike, with more than 30.000 copies sold since Astiberri published it in Spain. France´s Comic Critics Association short-listed Wrinkles in the top twenty comic albums of 2007. It has also been published in Italy, Holland, Finland and soon to be in Germany and Japan.
About Ignacio Ferreras
Director and co-scriptwriter for this film. Animator and worldwide-experienced director – the highlights of his animation work are
Sylvain Chomet´s feature film The Illusionist, produced by Django Films (United Kingdom, 2010), 1000c SMS Finals the segment he directed and animated for Tokyo Onlypic 2008 (Japan, 2008) and his storyboarding on the feature film Asterix and the Vikings, produced by A.Film (Denmark, 2004). Since 2005 he combines his occupation with lecturing, he teaches classes and delivers lectures at the prestigious Animation Workshop (Denmark), the National Film School of Denmark, and at Volda University College (Norway). In 2002 he completed Channel 4´s prized short-film How to Cope with Death, as Creator, Animator and Director, and is awarded the “Jean-Luc Xiberras” prize for Best First Short Film at Annecy 2003, as well as 22 other international awards.
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