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2015. March 2nd. Galician Film Cycle: First Movie Monday 2nd March

2 Mar 2015

Monday March the 2nd – Kane Building B10A – 18:00 h

The Irish Centre for Galician Studies and the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies are delighted to present the first of the movies in the Galician Cinema Cycle:

ENGURRAS (Wrinkles)

Ignacio Ferrera (2011)
Based on Paco Roca's graphic novel of the same name
(Movie in Spanish with English subtitles)

Monday March the 2nd – Kane Building B10A – 18:00 h

It´s funny, it´s sad, it´s sweet, it´s heartbreaking. It´s brilliant.
Peter Bradshaw
Wrinkles, an exceptional comic book, an outstanding film.
Gregorio Belinchón, EL PAIS
One of the better films to emerge from the San Sebastian Film Festival this year (2011).
Illuminating, amusing, sensitive and touching.

Engurras (Wrinkles) - The movie
Based on Paco Roca´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.

Engurras - The comic
Wrinkles is based on Paco Roca´s name-sake graphic novel, published by Editions Delcourt. In 2008 the Department for Culture prized it with the National Comic Award and Italy´s presitgious Lucca Festival bestowed it the Gran Guinigi Award for best long story. Wrinkles has also won the top prizes for Best Material and Best Script by the Salón Internacional del Cómic in Barcelona 2008 and the Award for Best Spanish Comic Strip by the Diario de Avisos of Tenerife 2008. Winning over the critics and readership alike, with more than 30.000 copies sold since Astiberri published it in Spain, where it is considered to be one of the most important comics of the decade .France´s Comic Critics Association short-listed Wrinkles in the top twenty comic albums of 2007. It has also been published in Italy, Holland, Finland and soon to be in Germany and Japan.

All welcome!

Irish Centre for Galician Studies

O'Rahilly Building First Floor - Block B East Room 1.55