Wrinkles (film)

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Wrinkles (Arrugas) poster.jpeg
Directed by Ignacio Ferreras
Produced by Manuel Cristobal
Oriol Ivern
Screenplay by Paco Roca
Ignacio Ferreras
Rosanna Cecchini
Ángel de la Cruz
Based on Wrinkles
by Paco Roca
Starring Álvaro Guevara
Tacho González
Music by Nani Garcia
Cinematography David Cubero
Edited by Ignacio Ferreras
Perro Verde Films
Distributed by GKIDS (USA)
Release date
Running time
89 minutes
Country Spain
Language Spanish
Budget € 2 million

Wrinkles (Spanish: Arrugas) is a 2011 Spanish animated drama film directed by Ignacio Ferreras, based on the comic book with the same title by Paco Roca. The story is set in a retirement home and revolves around the friendship between two elderly men, one of them in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease.

Wrinkles was released to UK DVD and Blu-ray on April 28, 2014, following a limited theatrical release on April 18. Special features in this release include Wrinkles Animatic, Wrinkles Making Of, Peter Bradshaw reviews Wrinkles, Wrinkles Trailer, Wrinkles Teaser Trailer, and Recording the Music for Wrinkles.

Original Spanish Cast[edit]

  • Álvaro Guevara as Emilio
  • Tacho González as Miguel
  • Mabel Rivera as Antonia

English Dub Cast[edit]


The film was produced through Perro Verde Films and co-produced by Cromosoma. The budget was two million euros. 75% of the animation work was done in Spain; the rest was outsourced to the Philippines.[1]


Wrinkles premiered on September 19, 2011 at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. Neil Young of The Hollywood Reporter called the film "a genuine crowd pleaser deserving of the widest possible exposure" and "one of the most accomplished Spanish films, from any genre, of recent years." Young wrote: "Wrinkles takes a commendably unsentimental and nuanced approach to a complex subject, one that avoids melodramatic situations and simplistic characterizations while adhering to certain conventions of this particular subgenre.... There's no shortage of genuine poignancy here and though Nani Garcia's score largely hits conventional, predictable beats, each tear is hard earned and never simply 'jerked.' Ferreras' animation style is realistic and direct with close attention paid to tiny specifics of decor, clothing and gesture."[2] Fionnuala Halligan wrote in Screen Daily: "Ignacio Ferreras worked on Sylvain Chomet's Oscar-nominated The Illusionist and he carries the flame forward here with the moving cel animation Wrinkles (Arrugas), easily one of the better films to emerge from San Sebastian this year." Halligan praised the characterisations of the two main characters and their relationship and wrote: "Some of the story's other aspects are more broadly sketched, however, and they could occasionally be accused of labelling out the pathos too liberally ... There are nicely-judged moments of humour, however, and Wrinkles restrains itself in a most dignified manner when it comes to the inevitable, but tender, denouement."[3]


Award Category Recipient(s) Result
Annie Awards[4] Best Animated Feature Nominated
Goya Awards[5] Best Adapted Screenplay Ángel de la Cruz, Ignacio Ferreras, Paco Roca, Rosanna Cecchini Won
Best Animated Film Won
European Film Awards[6] Best Animated Feature Film Nominated
Festival of European Animated Feature Films and TV Specials[7] Kecskemét City Award Ignacio Ferreras Won

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Staff writer (2012-12-08). "'Wrinkles' uses classic methods to create magic". Variety. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  2. ^ Young, Neil (2011-09-19). "Wrinkles (Arrugas): Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2011-09-21. 
  3. ^ Halligan, Fionnuala (2011-09-21). "Wrinkles". Screen Daily. Retrieved 2011-09-21. 
  4. ^ The Annie Awards
  5. ^ Goya Awards 2012
  6. ^ The Annie Awards
  7. ^ 11. Kecskeméti Animációs Filmfesztivál 8. Európai Animációs Játékfilm Fesztivál. Kecskeméti Animáció Film Fesztivál. 2013.

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