View Full Version : Wrinkles (Ignacio Ferreras)

Philip J. Fry
05-28-2016, 02:15 AM
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Philip J. Fry
05-28-2016, 02:48 AM
No Country for Old Men

Ignacio Ferreras, 2011.

Synopsis: Wrinkles portrays the odd friendship of two old gentlemen shut away in a care home: Emilio, a man in the earliest stages of Alzheimer's and Miguel, a bitter, cynical and mischievous Argentine man who, along with some colleagues inside, tries to help his friend to avoid in the upper floor, where the assisted patients ("lost causes") end up.

A few thoughts: First Spanish film in the thread! Although I'm sure Martin Sheen and George Coe made a fine job in the English dub, I'm glad I watched the original version. Losing Miguel's Argentine accent would've been criminal (it's funny).

- Good animation, faithful to the original comic without being a total copy.

- Miguel is the MVP of the movie, with a predictable, but well played arc, going from cynical and bitter to truly looking to help his fellow inmates and looking to not remain alone.

- Appropriate to it's subject, loneliness, sickness, death and memories are recurrent themes here. Memories are precious.

- So many mood whiplash moments here!! The best by far involving... the story of Dolores and Modesto's childhood, goes from probably the happiest and sweetest part of the film... to realising both have gone to the upper floor. A long, beautiful love story all but lost in time.

- Alzheimer sucks.

Final thoughts: I wanna see a movie about Dolores and Modesto.