Pelo Malo

Marta lives in a Caracas apartment building with her young son, Junior, and baby. Fired from her job as a security guard, she is desperate to get it back. Junior, meanwhile, is obsessed with straightening his curly hair, as his gaze starts lingering on a neighbourhood teenage boy. This unleashes a tidal wave of homophobic panic in Marta, which threatens to wreck the already tempestuous relationship between mother and son.

Pelo Malo (2013)




Spanish, with English subtitles




Mariana Rondón

Mariana Rondón

Mariana Rondón

Mariana Rondón was born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela in 1966. She studied at the International Film and Television School of San Antonio de los Baños (EICTV) in Cuba, and later animation in France. Her film Postcards from Leningrad (2007) was a ttff/08 selection. Pelo Malo (2013) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and then went on to win the Golden Shell for best film at the San Sebastian Film Festival.

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