Nippon Viajero x Venezuelan Film Festival in Japan

About the Venezuelan Film Festival in Japan

The Venezuelan film festival in Japan is a project that raises the awareness of Venezuelan culture through independent film. This year Nippon Viajero is supporting the project by bringing you a special film screening in attempts to shed light on the project. We will be featuring the film Pelo Malo at our Moshimos space in Hayama. The film is in Spanish and subbed in Japanese. Please be advised that this film is not suitable for children. We have limited tickets available.

The ticket proceeds will go to help fund the 5th annual Venezuelan Film Festival in Japan that happens during the fall in Tokyo at the Instituto de Cervantes. To learn more about the project, donate, or participate in this years festival visit the homepage at

About Pelo Malo

Pelo Malo directed by the Venezuelan Mariana Rondon has won many awards including a Concha Award at the Festival de San Sebastian, TIFF, to name a few. It is a drama that focuses on themes such as the coming of age and sexual and racial identity in Latin-America.

*”Junior is nine years old and has stubbornly curly hair, or “BAD HAIR”. He wants to have it straightened for his yearbook picture, like a fashionable pop singer with long, ironed hair. This puts him at odds with his mother Marta.

The more Junior tries to look beautiful and make his mother love him, the more she rejects him. He will find himself cornered, facing a painful decision.”

A film that will keep the conversation going.

*Sipnosis quoted from the official Pelo Malo website:

A Venezuelan independent film screening

  • Date: Saturday, May 28th, 2022.
  • Time: Film will start 13:00 – 14:30.
  • Food & drinks will be served from 11:00-14:00 by Nippon Viajero.
  • Location: Moshimo Cafe & Event Space
  • Fee: ¥2,000 *partial of the ticket proceeds will go towards the festival.
  • Please note that this is a film for adults. The film is in Spanish and will be subbed in Japanese.