'Pelo Malo' (unrated)

December 4, 2014 8:48 PM

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This story of a boy who longs for straight hair becomes an allegory for cultural mores and homophobia.

Junior (Samuel Lange Zambrano), a 9-year-old living in a ramshackle tenement building in Caracas with his mother and infant brother, is obsessed with one thing: Making his curly hair, a genetic hand-me-down from his absent father, straight and smooth so he can pose for the school class picture dress...

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