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Miguel Alvarez Wears a Wig. Directed by Araceli Lemos. Mexico/ USA/ Greece. 16’. UK Premiere.


Film Category: Fiction Short

Original Title: Miguel Alvarez Lleva Peluca

English Title: Miguel Alvarez Wears a Wig

Greek Title: O Μιγκέλ Άλβαρες φοράει περούκα

Duration: 16 min.

Country of origin: Mexico/ USA/ Greece

Video online: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ot56UFz8Cs

Director: Araceli Lemos

Producer: Giulia Caruso

Production Company / Companies : CALARTS, Nonetheless Productions


Brief synopsis in English:

“I am not gay. I have cancer.”

A tragico-comedy about borders.

Tijuana’s la Linea is the most crossed border in the world and also one of the deadliest. Thousands have died trying to cross it illegally in search of a better life. Miguel Alvarez, a reliable and consistent middle-aged customs-officer at the border of Tijuana and San Diego is faced with he threat of having to cross the biggest border of all. He has cancer. Carlos, Miguel’s coworker, has found another way of crossing over. Carlos invites Miguel to the DAY-OF-THE-DEAD- Drag Show where he performs.


Release Date: September 2012

Original Format: super 16mm film


Produced by:                            CalARTS, Nonetheless Productions, Araceli Lemos
Writer/Director:                        Araceli Lemos
Producer:                                  Giulia Caruso
Director of Photography:           Ki Jin Kim
Production Designer:                 Markos Keyto
Editor:                                      Gregory Rentis
Miguel Alvarez                           Felipe Cortes               
Carlos                                       Jose A. Solorio            
Maria Alvarez                            Maria Carlton
Senora Reyes                           Eva Walker
Miguel’s father                          Pasqual Torres


Original Language(s): Spanish

English Subtitles: Yes

Previous screenings / festivals worldwide: Drama Short Film Festival, Greece, National Competition. Curta Cinema Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, USA FOCUS. Tampere Film Festival, Finland, international competition.



















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