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Bad hair

Pelo malo (Venezuela, Peru, Germany)

Directed by:
Mariana Rondón
Cast:
Beto Benites, Samantha Castillo, Samuel Lange Zambrano
Duration:
12h:00m
TIFF edition:
2014
Category:
Synopsis:

Junior is nine years old and has stubbornly curly hair. He wants to have it straightened for his yearbook picture, like a fashionable pop singer with long hair. This puts him at odds with his mother Marta, a young, unemployed widow. Overwhelmed by what it takes to survive in the chaotic Caracas, Marta finds it increasingly difficult to tolerate Junior’s fixation with his looks. The more good-looking Junior wants to be to make his mother love him, the more she pushes him away. Finally, Junior will confront a serious decision.

Festivals
San Sebastian 2013 (competition), Toronto 2013, Pusan 2013, Thessaloniki 2013, Mar del Plata 2013, Torino 2013, Tribeca 2014

Awards
Golden Shell for Best Film - San Sebastian 2013, Special Jury Prize, FIPRESCI Award - Thessaloniki 2013, Best Director - Mar del Plata 2013, Best Actress - Torino 2013
 

 

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