Tuesday, January 29, 2013
WRINKLES (2011) movie review
Wrinkles (2011) d. Ferreras, Ignacio (Spain)
Based on the graphic novel Arrugas by Paco Roca, this animated dramedy (about a former bank manager relocated to a retirement home by his frustrated offspring) packs a surprising emotional punch within its two-dimensional world. As a chapter closes and a new one begins for Emilio (voiced by Álvaro Guevara), we experience not only his frustrations as body and mind slowly lose their former vigor, but also his warm companionship with newfound fellow “inmates” who intrinsically understand what the outside world cannot. Expertly executed, eloquently communicated.