'Wrinkles' ('Arrugas') at the AFI European Union Film Showcase

'Wrinkles' ('Arrugas') at the AFI European Union Film Showcase

Filmmaker Ignacio Ferreras brings Paco Roca’s award-winning graphic novel to the big screen in this exquisitely rendered animated film.

One of the most accomplished Spanish films, from any genre, of recent years.

—Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter

It's funny, it's sad, it's sweet, it's heartbreaking. It's brilliant.

—Peter Bradshaw

Based on Paco Roca's comic of the same title (2008 National Comic Prize), Wrinkles is a 2D animated, feature-length film for an adult audience. Wrinkles portray the friendship between Emilio and Miguel, two aged gentlemen shut away in a care home. Recently arrived 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 humour and tenderness, because although for some their lives is coming to an end, for them it is just beginning.


  1. Saturday, November 17 at 3:05 pm
  2. Sunday, November 18 at 5:20 pm
Wrinkles (Arrugas)
Genre: Animation. Spain, 2011, 89 minutes. Directed by Ignacio Ferreras. Script: Ángel de la Cruz, Paco Roca, Ignacio Ferreras, Rosanna Cecchini. Based on the comic Arrugas, by Paco Roca. Published by Delcourt/Astiberri.
Character Design: Paco Roca. Music: Nani Garcia. Sound: Carlos Faruolo. Line Producer: Dani Martínez. Production Manager: Mariam Seoane. Animation Supervisor: Baltasar Pedrosa. Executive Producers: María Arochena, Ángel de la Cruz, Toni Marín, Tono Folguera, Daniel Martínez. Producers: Manuel Cristóbal, Oriol Ivern.

Graphic novelist Paco Roca will be in attendance at both shows. In Spanish with English subtitles, not rated. Buy tickets online, watch trailer and view the full AFI European Union Film Showcase.

  • Film
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 17, 2012Nov 18, 2012


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