Directed by Ignacio Ferreras
Cornerhouse, 3 March 2012
This film is full of vibrant characters, droll humour and touching individual stories.
Despite its seemingly grim subject matter – the film looks at the onset of old age and we see myriad ailments, including even Alzheimer’s itself, take their toll – you’re left feeling quite cheered at the close.
The way that Emilio rages against the dying of the light, the tale of how Modestio won his sweetheart’s love, Miguel’s indefatigable wheeling-and-dealing – the sight of all these will enliven and gladden anyone’s heart.
It’s a compassionate film and a fine adaptation of Paco Roca’s comic, which I was unfamiliar with before but am now going to seek out.