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An astonishing cocktail of friendship, resistance and life set among the unexpected landscape of an elderly care facility.
Even though the elderly characters in Wrinkles are slowly deteriorating in mind and body, their imaginations couldn’t be any livelier. As Emilio (Martin Sheen) enters an assisted living facility, the first signs of dementia have already begun to show, but director Ignacio Ferreras doesn’t portray this debilitation from an outsider’s perspective…
Instead of depicting life coming full circle by having the characters simply revert to a dismal state of childlike helplessness, he interprets the minds of the facility’s residents as vivid landscapes of memories and fantasies uninhibited from reality.
This gives the film an atmosphere of limitless malleability and a youthful joviality, which is evoked by the minimalist hand-drawn animation that suggests a children’s storybook.