South California animation fans are in for a rare treat, as the West Hills’ Laemmle Fallbrook 7 theatre is doing a special screening run of Ignacio Ferraras’ animated feature Arrugas (Wrinkles). The Spanish film was recently nominated for Best FeatureÂ in the Annie Awards, but has yet to find a U.S. distributor.
The synopsis of the film is as follows:
Based on Paco RocaÂ´s comic of the same title (2008 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 humour and tenderness, because although for some their lives is coming to an end, for them it is just beginning.
The Laemmle Fallbrook 7 will be running the film from December 9 to December 15th.