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BAD HAIR (PELO MALO)  
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Completed - SPANISH - Drama - 93 minutes

Log Line

“I am nine and I have bad hair.”
“I am thirty and I have a weird son.”
“If I straighten it, my mom will love me.”
“If he keeps it up, I will hand him over to his granny.”
“I hope she won't leave me.”







Previous markets

  • Toronto 2013 (Premiere)
  • Ventana Sur 2013 (Line up)
  • Cannes 2014 (Line up)
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Year of production : 2013

Director(s) : Mariana RONDÓN
Writer(s) : Mariana RONDÓN
Cast : Samuel LANGE, Samantha CASTILLO

Producer(s) : Marité UGÁS (SUDACA FILMS )

Synopsis

JUNIOR is nine years old and has “bad hair.” He wants to have it straightened for his yearbook picture, like a fashionable pop singer. This puts him at odds with his mother MARTA. The more JUNIOR tries to look sharp and make his mother love him, the more she rejects him, until he is cornered, face to face with a painful decision.

Production

Country(ies) : VENEZUELA

Start of shooting : July, 2013

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Festivals and Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2013 Contemporary World Cinema
San Sebastian 2013 - Official selection (Golden Shell for best film)
Ventana Sur 2013 Video Library

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