Bad Hair


US Premiere

Germany, Argentina, Peru, Venezuela | 93 MINUTES | Spanish | English subtitles


Drama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)
Junior is a precocious 9-year-old boy living in the housing projects of Caracas who wants nothing more than to straighten his head of tight curls for his yearbook photo. A desire that borders on obsession, it stirs homophobic panic in his mother, Marta, who is overtaxed from losing her husband, raising two children, and attempting to find a job. As she sharply recoils at Junior’s self-expression and abrasively acts to correct his behavior, Junior manages to find acceptance (and straight hair) in the company of his loving grandmother. From Venezuelan writer-director Mariana Rondon and featuring newcomer Samuel Lange in a beautifully standout performance, Bad Hair is a painfully tender coming-of-age drama about a boy caught in a maelstrom of identity and intolerance.

-Liza Domnitz

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Directed by Mariana Rondon

Director, screenwriter, and visual artist, Mariana Rondón, was born in Venezuela. Her first feature, At Midnight and a Half (2000) received five Opera Prima Awards. Her last feature, Postcards from Leningrad (2007), received 23 international awards.
Mariana Rondon
Mariana Rondon
Marite Ugas
Marite Ugas
Micaela Cajahuaringa
Camilo Froideval
Sound Design
Lena Esquenazi
Samuel Lange, Samatha Castillo, Nelly Ramos, Beto Benites


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