CHUY, THE WOLF MAN

CHUY, EL HOMBRE LOBO

By Eva ARIDJIS

CURATOR FILMS - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2014

Jesus "Chuy" Aceves and a dozen members of his extended family suffer from the very rare condition of congenital hypertrichosis, or "werewolf syndrome," meaning they were born with excessive hair on their faces and bodies.

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Morelia 2014
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • MEXICO
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 94 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Eva ARIDJIS
    • Producer(s)
    • Eva ARIDJIS
    • Synopsis
    • Jesus "Chuy" Aceves and a dozen members of his extended family suffer from the very rare condition of congenital hypertrichosis, or "werewolf syndrome," meaning they were born with excessive hair on their faces and bodies. Due to their appearance, they suffer from discrimination in all areas of their lives. This moving and visually arresting documentary is a portrait of Chuy and his relatives and examines their struggle to find love, acceptance and employment.

      Eva Aridjis's first feature documentary, Children of the Street, was nominated for two Mexican Academy Awards (Ariel Awards) and won the Best Documentary Feature prize at the Morelia International Film Festival in 2003.

      Her second feature documentary, La Santa Muerte (Saint Death,) is about a religious cult in Mexico and is narrated by Gael García Bernal. It premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June 2007.
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