“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 last year’s San Sebastián Film Festival’s Golden Shell.

Thursday, 04.12.2014 – 8:00 pm
Friday, 05.12.2014 – 10:00 pm (presented by Jan Ole Gerster)



Berlin Premiere 



OT: Pelo Malo, 2013
Country: Venezuela, Peru, Germany – Germ. Co-production: HANFGARN & UFER Filmproduktion GbR,
Production: Sudaca Films, Imagen Latina, Hanfgarn&Ufer, La Sociedad Post, Artefactos S.F., Berlinale World Cinema Fund
Cast: Beto Benites, Samantha Castillo, Samuel Lange, Nelly Ramos, María Emilia Sulbarán
Format: DCP / Coulour
Length: 93 min.
Language: Spanish / English subtitles
World Sales: FiGa Films,
Distribution Germany: tba
Festivals: Toronto, San Sebastián, London, Stockholm, Tribeca, San Francisco, Seattle, Jerusalem, Munich etc.
Awards: San Sebastián Main Prize Golden Shell, Thessaloniki, Turin, Montréal, Mar del Plata, Havanna etc.