Abel is a 9 year-old boy whose behaviour and refusal to speak ends in his admission to a mental hospital near home. Convinced that reuniting him with his brother and sister could help his situation, his single mother persuades Abel's doctor to let the boy out for a week. With no father on the scene, Abel becomes a rather unconventional paternal figure who succeeds in drawing the family closer together. Until one day a man knocks on the door: his father.
Earned international fame with his part in Alfonso Cuarón’s Y tu mamá también (2001), alongside his friend Gael García Bernal. The two were reunited on Carlos Cuarón’s movie, Rudo y cursi (2009). One of his latest films as an actor was Milk (2008), directed by Gus Van Sant. He made a documentary on the legendary boxer Julio César Chávez, J. C. Chávez (2007), selected for Tribeca Festival. Abel, his first fictional feature, was premiered at Sundance and given a Special Screening in the Official Selection at Cannes.
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