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Mala Mala (2015)

Mala Mala (2015)



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A documentary that tells the story of nine non-binary individuals living in Puerto Rico.

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Alberic Prados
as Zahara Montiere
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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

This film does not pander. Rather, it demands that the viewer rise to the occasion.

July 3, 2015 | Full Review…

While affirming the dignity of its subjects, "Mala Mala" shows there's little glamour attached to the pursuit of selfhood.

June 30, 2015 | Full Review…

The outcome of this campaign gives the film a heroic arc, and yet amid all the images of celebration and joyful physical abandon the most lingering images are the ones depicting daily routines.

June 30, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Beginning as a colorful documentary about the Puerto Rican transgender community... Mala Mala slowly morphs into a celebration of solidarity and collective activism without ever losing sight of its likable protagonists.

June 29, 2015 | Full Review…

Mala Mala depicts its subjects with an uncommon degree of empathy and understanding, not to mention glamor.

June 29, 2015 | Full Review…

Colorful and beautifully shot, Mala Mala is occasionally as tender and provocative as some of Pedro Almodóvar's best work.

February 22, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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