- 1h 22min
- Directed by: Diego Luna
- Cast: Christopher Ruiz-Esparza, Karina Gidi, Geraldine Alejandra
The bizarre, but poignant story of a young boy with unexplained psychological problems, returning from hospital to his small Mexican hometown. After a period of silence, he suddenly begins to speak and is encouraged to proclaim himself head of the household. A comedy with serious undertones about parental abandonment.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
Reviews & features
Diego Luna's Abel addresses issues surrounding absent mother during childhood - interview12 Jan 2011
30-year-old actor from Y Tu Mama Tambien tunrns director for debut feature
Having made the jump behind the camera, Diego Luna is in apologetic mood: ‘Making Abel I learned a lot about directors and I think I respect them much more now and so I want to apologise to them all.’ He does not go into any detail about which of the…
Abel3 Jan 2011
(15) 82min Mexican actor Diego Luna’s first fictional feature film (he previously directed a documentary on the legendary Latino boxer Chavez) is a curious mix of poignant and bizarre. Nine-year-old Abel (Christopher Ruíz-Esparza) returns home after…
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