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Bernice Bobs Her Hair

USA, 1976 (MIFF 1977)

Director: Joan Micklin Silver

Bernice Bobs Her Hair concerns the pre-flapper generation. Bernice is transformed from a reticent ugly duckling into a successful and sought-after 'vamp' by her manipulative cousin. Bernice becomes so adroit at social cliches and conventions that she wins the hearts of all her cousin's suitors. She is trapped, though, into bobbing her hair to prove her mettle, and loses her newly-found beauty. Her revenge gives the story a fine ironic twist.

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