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Comfort Film presents Alucardos, Retrato de un Vampiro (Chicago Premier)

  • Comfort Station 2575 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL, 60647 United States (map)

Comfort Film is very excited to present the first day of the cycle


With the Chicago Premier of the horror documentary by Mexican Filmmaker Ulises Guzmán.

ALUCARDOS Retrato de un Vampiro (2011, ALUCARDOS Portrait of a Vampire)

Ulises Guzman is a film director, producer, screenwriter, professor and programmer. Finding his niche in genre film, he is one of the lead exponents from Mexico in horror and fantasy. His films open a door onto dark and magical worlds, be it fiction, documentary or animation. 

Plot: Terror, transsexuality and eternal cult film. What's in the mind of director of horror Juan Lopez Moctezuma and that of their fans, Manolo and Lalo, who are not only obsessed with Mexican horror movie Alucarda, but their heart tells them that they are the real characters of it? After finding the director in a psychiatric hospital, both decide to kidnap him to make him remember his past gloriously twisted past. An unclassifiable film, which uses the same interviews, archival footage and reworkings of a past that perhaps occurred only in the nightmares of its protagonists.

Duration 90 min.
Country Mexico
Director Ulises Guzman
Script Ulises Guzman , Edna Campos
Music Pablo Gav , Vampire Jazz band
Media: Digital HD projection
Spanish with English subtitles.

Awards: Crystal Display in the categories of Best Film , Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best research for a film (Ulises Guzman, Edna Campos, Manolo Duran, Lalo Casares and Rebeca Jiménez), Mexico City, 2011; International Fantasy Film Festival Horror and Morbid Special Recognition awarded to the film Alucardos- , Michoacan, Mexico, 2011; Horror Film Festival and Bizarro Post Mortem Special Recognition awarded to the movie- , Aguascalientes, Mexico 2011; Zombie Fest Zinema -Mention honorífica- , Bogotá, Colombia 2011; Montevideo Fantastic, Sixth International Festival of Horror and Science Fiction Winner of the award for Best Picture Latinoamericana- , Uruguay 2011; International Fantastic Film Festival Cinefantasy Winner of the Audience Award for Best Film and Best director- , São Paulo, Brazil 2011.

Free, donations welcomed. 
Director Ulises Guzman and Produer Harumy Delmira Villarreal will be in attendance to present the film.