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Plot, Details & Awards

Abel

(2010)
Not Rated In Theaters 03/4/2011 , 85min.
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Plot & Details

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. To the surprise of everyone, adult responsibilities agree with Abel, and the family seems significantly happier with his new personality. But this proves to be short-lived when Abel's real dad unexpectedly returns, and the two vie for the status of head of the household. Abel received its world premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

AFI Fest

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 AFI Fest Film Presented Nominated

Cannes Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Cannes Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

London Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 London Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

San Sebastián International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 San Sebastián International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated
2011 San Sebastián International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Sundance Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Sundance Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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