Screening of Bad Hair (Mariana Rondón, 2013)
Start time: 19:00 / End time: 21:00 / Date: 03 Nov 2017 / Venue: Lecture Theatre B Central Teaching Hub
Open to: Any UOL students / Any UOL staff / General Public
Contact: For more information contact Niamh Thornton at email@example.com
About the event
Bad Hair (Pelo Malo) is a Venezuelan film. Spanish with English subtitles.
Starring Samuel Lange, Samantha Castillo
A nine-year-old boy’s preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother, in this tender but clear-eyed coming-of-age tale. Junior is a beautiful boy, with big brown eyes, a delicate frame, and a head of luxurious dark curls. But Junior aches to straighten those curls, to acquire a whole new look befitting his emerging fantasy image of himself as a long-haired singer.
As the opportunity approaches to have his photo taken for the new school year, that ache turns into a fiery longing. Junior’s mother, Marta (Samantha Castillo), is barely hanging on. The father of her children has died, she recently lost her job as a security guard, and she now struggles to put a few arepas on the table for Junior and his baby brother.
Junior doesn’t even know yet what it means to be gay, but the very notion prompts Marta to set out to “correct” Junior’s condition before it fully takes hold. This is a story of people doing what they feel they have to, partly out of fear, but also out of love.
Watch the film trailer here.
This event is part of the Liverpool Iberian & Latin American Film Festival taking place from Thursday 26 October - Friday 3 November 2017.
This event is supported by Pragda.
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