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Wrinkles (2011)
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An astonishing cocktail of friendship, resistance and life set among the unexpected landscape of an elderly care facility.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tacho González ...
Emilio (voice)
Álvaro Guevara ...
Miguel
Mabel Rivera ...
Antonia (voice)
Raúl Dans ...
Xóan (voice)
Montse Davila ...
Nuera (voice)
Charo Díaz ...
Emi (voice)
Isabel Vallejo ...
Maite / Mujer asistida 1 (voice)
Carolina Vázquez ...
Xoán niño / Okupa (voice)
Xermana Carballido ...
Dolores (voice)
Paco M. Barreiro ...
Ramón 'el locutor' (voice)
Ana Maciñeiras ...
Sol (voice)
Charo Pena ...
Rosario / Mujer asistida 2 (voice)
Xabier Perdiz ...
Martín (voice) (as Xavier Perdiz)
Antonio Rey ...
Agustín / Hombre asistido 1 (voice)
Miguel López Varela ...
Pellicer (voice)
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Based on Paco Roca's comic of the same title (2008 Spanish National Comic Prize), WRINKLES is a 2D animated feature-length film for an adult audience. 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, 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 humor and tenderness, because although for some their lives are coming to an end, for them it is just a new beginning. Written by Production company

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27 January 2012 (Spain)  »

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A Sweet Slice of Melancholia
27 April 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A Spanish animated drama telling the story of Emilio, a retired bank manager who is developing early signs of Alzheimer. His son makes the difficult decision to put him in a care home, much to his father's disappointment. There, he slowly strikes up a friendship with his roommate Miguel who has all his marbles and spends his time making money out of his confused neighbours. The two find ways of relieving the boredom of the home but Emilio is seemingly fighting a losing battle as his memory begins to fade.

I thought this was an interesting little drama with a balanced mix of pathos and humour. For someone who works with older people, often in a care capacity, much of this rang true with me, particularly the boredom and loneliness that many experience when they move into a home. It never threatens to be anything truly groundbreaking and the animation is pretty basic but nonetheless it is a worthy film with some lovely scenes and will strike a chord with anyone who has had to deal with this terrible disease.


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