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NARRATIVE FEATURE | 93 MIN | 2014

BAD HAIR

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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
Film Information
Year: 2013
Length: 93 minutes
Language: Spanish
Country: Germany, Argentina, Peru, Venezuela
Premiere: US
Cast & Credits
Director: Mariana Rondon
Screenwriter: Mariana Rondon
Producer: Marite Ugas
Editor: Marite Ugas
Cinematographer: Micaela Cajahuaringa
Composer: Camilo Froideval
Sound Design: Lena Esquenazi
Cast: Samuel Lange, Samatha Castillo, Nelly Ramos, Beto Benites
Press Contacts

Print Source
Alex Garcia
FiGa Films
Los Angeles, 90065
Phone: 323 309 4856
alex@figafilms.com

US Sales Contact
Sandro Fiorin
FiGa Films
Los Angeles, 90065
Phone: 323 258 5241
sandro@figafilms.com

International Sales Contact
Sandro Fiorin
FiGa Films
Los Angeles, 90065
Phone: 323 258 5241
sandro@figafilms.com

Press Contact
Tiffany Malloy
Tribeca Film Festival
New York, 10013
Phone: 201 925 1122
tmalloy@TribecaFilmFestival.org

Special Note

This film is co-presented by:

About the Director(s)
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.

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