Bad Hair (Pelo malo)
- Venezuela / Peru / Argentina / Germany
- 1h 33min
- Directed by: Mariana Rondón
- Cast: Beto Benites, Samantha Castillo, Samuel Lange Zambrano
Junior (Lange) is a nine-year-old boy growing up in a vast housing estate in Caracas, whose obsession with singing and straightening his hair causes his stressed-out single mother Marta (Castillo) to think that he might be gay. A compassionate, courageous and refreshingly unsentimental film about parent-child antagonism and growing up.
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Reviews & features
Pelo Malo (Bad Hair)26 Jan 2015
Courageous Venezuelan drama from Mariana Rondón gives us a child's-eye-view
Childhood can be seen as a fight between a child and its parents for control of the child's identity, and for the right to decide their path. Taking this idea as a starting point, Pelo Malo (Bad Hair) turns a home into a battleground. From…
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