Comics + Film: Intimate accounts of Autism and Alzheimer´s disease

​Poster: Comics + Film


Comics + Film: Intimate accounts of Autism and Alzheimer´s disease

This film miniseries showcases Spanish films based on world-renowned graphic novels. These two films tackle widespread but often misunderstood health issues, such as Autism and Alzheimer’s disease.
After each screening, we will have the unique opportunity to speak with the authors of the original graphic novels.

Arrugas (Wrinkles)

March 18, Monday, 18:30. Chow Yei Ching Building, G/F – CBA, HKU.

Spanish with English subtitles.
Synopsis: At senior care center, a geriatric con artist tries to prevent his new friend, who suffers from early Alzheimer’s symptoms, from being transferred to the “lost causes” floor.
Animated film adaptation of the graphic novel by Paco Roca.
Q&A with artist Paco Roca after the screening (via videoconference).

María y Yo (Maria and I)

March 27, Wednesday, 18:30. Chong Yuet Ming Physics Building LG1 – CYPP3, HKU. 
Spanish and Catalan with English subtitles.
Synopsis: A single father and his 14-year-old autistic daughter go on a journey.
Documentary film adaptation of the graphic novel by Miguel Gallardo.
Miguel Gallardo, author of “María and I” and lead actor in the film, will attend the event for a post-screening discussion with Dr Paul W C Wong, Project Director (Family Support) of JC A-Connect.
Open to all audiences
Organised by: Spanish Programme HKU
Sponsors: Consulate General of Spain in Hong Kong, School of Modern Languages and Cultures HKU, Dragoia Media.
Collaborator: Faculty of Social Sciences HKU


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