Pablo CRUZ (Canana), Gael GARCIA BERNAL, John MALKOVICH
Abel, a nine-year-old boy, has stopped talking since his father left home. One morning he starts to speak again, pretending to be the head of the family. No one dares to challenge this miracle and Abel starts to act like the man of the house – a husband to his mother and a father to his siblings. Despite their confusion and irritation, Abel’s family tries their best to accept his actions and keep him happy. Things start to look up for the small family, as everyone begins to adjust to their new lifestyle. Until one day a man shows at the door: his father. Diego Luna, in his debut effort, crafts a heartwarming tale of the way one family's dynamic works through peculiar means. Abel is an entertaining and endearing family drama that manages to infuse its foreboding tone with a delightful sense of humour.