Melies d’argent winner at Haapsalu 2019

Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival crowns BAD HAIR by Oskar Lehemaa (Estonia, 2019) with the Silver Méliès


Insecure and balding Leo has closed himself in his apartment. A mysterious hair growth liquid arrives at his doorstep and Leo uses it to fix up his looks. The liquid causes a series of grotesque metamorphoses with Leo’s hair and skin, culminating with hairs sprouting out of his eyeballs. Leo tries desperately to get bodily changes under control as the events of the evening quickly turn into chaos.

Jury statement: For making the only film in the world that makes you truly happy to be bald.

Jury mentions:
Oscar‘s Bell by Chris Cronin (UK, 2018)
“For proving that the simplest ideas can often be the best, and the scariest.”

Strawberry Eaters by Mattias Mälk (Estonia, 2018)
“For a strong visual point of view and a human touch. And a lot of snails!”