SXSW: 'Girls's' Christopher Abbott Gets Serious in 'Burma' (Exclusive Photos)
The HBO star and Gaby Hoffman play siblings reunited with the father who abandoned them in the searing family drama.
Girls' Christopher Abbott and Gaby Hoffmann play siblings forced to take in the father who abandoned them and their dying mother a decade earlier in Burma, a searing new domestic drama from writer-director Carlos Puga set to debut at the South by Southwest Film Festival on Sunday.
With a family reunion approaching, Abbott's character, Christian, is surprised when his long lost father shows up at his door, claiming he can justify his disappearance. Christian, addicted to drugs and still mourning the loss of his mother, reluctantly agrees to take his father to the event, plunging the already volatile family dynamic into chaos.
In the first of these two exclusive images from Burma, Hoffman's character, Susan, faces off with her father Dr. Lynn (Christopher McCann). In the second, Abbott stands with young actress Jacinta Puga, who plays his character's niece Charlie in the film.
Burma SXSW screening schedule:
Sunday, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, 3:45 p.m.
March 13, 11:30 a.m.