Junior is a 9-year-old boy who has curly, 'bad hair' and dreams of becoming a straight-haired singer. Junior doesn't really fit in anywhere, neither in society's traditional gender roles nor in the world of his overworked mother Marta, who begins to suspect that Junior might be homosexual.
BAD HAIR is a riveting, provocative and heartbreaking domestic drama. Director Mariana Rondón manages to capture both the wide-eyed innocence of childhood and the cruel realities of a stressful working class life... This is a gripping story of pre-sexual awakening and all that comes with exploring one's identity: shame, confusion, isolation and embarrassment.
Stockholm Film Festival
Winner of this year's San Sebastian Film Festival's Golden Shell.
Cast: Beto Benites, Samantha Castillo, Samuel Lange, Nelly Ramos, María Emilia Sulbarán
Screenplay: Mariana Rondón
Director of Photography: Micaela Cajahuaringa
Film Editor: Marité Ugas
Composer: Camilo Froideval
Production Designer: Matías Tikas
Sound: Lena Esquenazi
Producer: Marité Ugás
Co-Producer: Gunter Hanfgarn
Production Company: Sudaca Films
World Sales: FiGa Films LLC
Director: Mariana Rondón