Japan Prize 2021
Events and Awards Ceremony
This event is over.
4:00P.M. – 5:30P.M.
* Please note the schedule has changed.
Screening of Japan Prize Classics:
WRINKLES (2012 Grand Prix)
Japan Prize Classics presents some of the best works from past Japan Prize competitions.
The 2012 Grand Prix winning film “WRINKLES” is a poignant animation which portrays the complexities of aging.
The final jury praised the program as follows:
Dedicated to the elderly of the present and the future, the sad, beautiful and engaging animated film reaches out to us full of narrative tension, brilliant characterization, humor and compassion. It teaches us that we cannot live alone, that meaning in our lives comes from helping each other, and that friendship abides to the end.
2012 Grand Prix, Winner of the Best Work in the Welfare Education Category (The President of NHK Prize)
- Perro Verde Films/Cromosoma/Elephant in the black box
Based on Paco Roca’s award-winning and popular graphic novel, "WRINKLES" is an adult, animated feature about the friendship between the dignified Emilio and the wily Miguel, two old men shut away in an aged care home. The recently arrived Emilio, having the early stages of Alzheimer’s, is helped by Miguel and his friends to avoid winding up on the feared top floor of the care home, also known as "the lost causes". The mischievous scheming of the residents transforms their otherwise tedious existence, proving that even towards the end our lives we can still find new beginnings.
This is an entertaining yet profoundly sensitive look at today’s complex issue of caring for the elderly with flights of fancy and some sharp humor.