Chuy, The Wolfman

dir. eva aridjis

Chuy, el Hombre Lobo, 2014, Mexico, 94 min


Jesús “Chuy” Aceves and a dozen of his relatives suffer from the extremely rare condition called congenital hypertrichosis, or “werewolf syndrome,” which means that they were born with excess hair on their faces. Because of this, they suffer from discrimination in all areas of their lives. This moving and visually stunning documentary exposes her struggle to find love.

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Awards & Festivals

Script and Direction: Eva Aridjis.
Production Company: Producciones Noche Oscura.
Producers: Eva Aridjis.
Cinematography: Diego García.
Design and Sound Mix: Alejandro de Icaza.
Editing: Eva Aridjis.

– Official Competition, Morelia International Film Festival. 2014
– Prize in the Latin American competition of the 1st. International Documentary Film Festival of the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean RDOC, in Santo Domingo.

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