Abel -- Film Review
PARK CITY -- Guaranteed to be something you've never seen before, "Abel," helmed by Mexican actor Diego Luna making his feature-directing debut, is the tale of a psychologically troubled nine-year-old boy who imagines he is the head of his fractured family.
It's a bittersweet, if slight, story, buoyed by a winning and heartfelt performance by non-pro Christopher Ruiz-Esparza in the title role. Fans of Luna and the New Mexican cinema will want to check it out and it's a natural for worldwide festivals but might be a tough sell for theatrical outlets.
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