Sometimes, you have to step up and be the man of the house.
In Diego Luna’s (“Y Tu Mama Tambien,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”) feature film directorial debut, that is what nine-year-old Abel (Christopher Ruiz Esparza) did when he got home from the psychiatric hospital. When his father (Jose Maria Yazpik) left their family three years prior, he suffered a breakdown and retreated into silence until his mother (Karina Gidi) persuaded his doctors to let him come home. When he starts talking again, he talks and acts like an authoritative father figure: talking sternly to his siblings, sleeping beside his mother and demanding his breakfast in the morning. Amazingly, the family plays along and all seemingly goes well… until the father comes back.
CinemaWorld showcased this 2010 Mexican satire in an exclusive screening held at Restaurant 9501 held at the ELJ Communications Center inside the ABS-CBN Compound in partnership with local pay TV provider SKY. Attended by select members of the press and social media influencers, the screening had a festive feel to it: a sumptious feast of Spanish cuisine was served to the guests and sweets packaged in colorful mason jars served as the events take-home souvenirs.
The screening is among CinemaWorld’s myriad of efforts to bring more of the global cinema experience to Filipinos.
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