México – 2010
7:00 pm – Thursday, April 4th – Celebration! Cinema North
Director: Diego Luna | PG 12 – 1:22 min
Actor Diego Luna stepped behind the camera to direct this warm drama about a young boy whose emotional problems take him in an unexpected direction. Abel is an unstable child whose issues have only gotten worse since his father walked out on the family. No one in the household is sure what to do for Abel or how they should behave around him, and a stay in a mental hospital does little to ground him. However, one day Abel wakes up and decides that he’s the man of the house, and begins acting like his absent father rather than the youngest child. Abel received its world premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
In Spanish w/English Subtitles/
*** Sponsored by the Mexican Consulate in Detroit