Dir: Ignacio Ferreras
(Spain 2011, 90 mins)
Based on the award-winning graphic novel by Paco Roca, Arrugas (Wrinkles) is an acerbic and moving look at a world rarely visited on film. A new arrival at a well-appointed care home, Emilio is shown around by Miguel, a shrewd Argentine who has made a nice little business out of swindling the more distracted residents. Detailed and realistic 2D animation moves us between the daily lives of these ‘inmates’ and their more colourful fantasies, leaving plenty of room for laughter while pulling no punches about society’s attitude to the elderly.