The subject of old age gets the kind of attention it deserves but is too rarely afforded in the affecting WRINKLES, Ignacio Ferreras' animated study of the friendship between two seniors in a nursing home. Featuring lovable but credible characters and a beautifully crafted, understated plot that emerges elegantly from their fears, fantasies and forgetfulness, this thought-provoking, universally comprehensible item slips as easily between past and present as the characters do. The hand-drawn animation technique deployed is uncluttered 2D, a world away from digital's ability to replicate reality, but sharp use of telling gestures and expressions, redolent of Raymond Briggs, compensates well for the lack of flexibility. There is plenty of rich detail to enjoy, while sound work is attended to with an ear attuned to absolute realism.
Alissa Simon, Variety