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6 Sales takes ‘Wrinkles’

Senior citizen buddy movie screens at Cartoon Movie

Madrid-based 6 Sales has acquired world rights outside Spain to Perro Verde Films’ 2D toonpic “Arrugas” (Wrinkles).

Produced by Perro Verde’s Manuel Cristobal, “Wrinkles” is the feature directorial debut of Spanish animator and storyboard artist Ignacio Ferreras, who worked as a storyboard artist and animator on Sylvain Chomet’s “The Illusionist.”His toon short “How to Cope With Death,” financed by the U.K.’s Channel 4, won the Jean-Luc Xiberras first film prize at the 2003 Annecy Animated Film Festival.

Humor-laced and brightly toned, “Wrinkles” is set in a nursing home and charts the growing friendship between two seniors, livewire Miguel and Emilio, who’s suffering the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

Miguel tries to prevent Emilio’s consignment to third-floor solitary confinement, and, for the first time in his life, develops a real emotional bond with another person.

“Old age will come, I hope, to most of us. What I loved about ‘Wrinkles’ is that Miguel and Emilio discover it doesn’t mean their life is over,” said 6 Sales founder and partner Marina Fuentes.

“Wrinkles” adapts Paco Roca’s eponymous comicbook, which won Spain’s 2008 National Comic Prize. France’s Comic Critics and Journalists Assn. selected it as one of the 20 best titles of 2006-07.

“‘Wrinkles’ is the most important Spanish comicbook of the last 10 years,” Cristobal said. Roca wrote the screenplay with Rosanna Cecchini, Ferreras and Angel de la Cruz. Latter is one of Galicia’s best-known directors, whose 2001 debut, “The Living Forest,” brought down the flag on modern-day Galician animation.

Barcelona’s Cromosoma co-produces. Its studio, Digital 360, will provide animation services.

Perro Verde Films and Antonio Banderas co-produced the Oscar long-listed “The Missing Lynx” plus the micro-budget toon pic “Going Nuts.”

6 Sales will unveil a promo on “Wrinkles” at Lyon’s Cartoon Movie event, March 2-4. It will be ready for delivery by September, Cristobal said.

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