You probably heard murmurs that Mexican mainstay Diego Luna debuted his director chops at the Sundance Film Festival with the sweet coming-of-age, bizarro story Abel. But now the film has a titular sound by a fellow native: Julieta Venegas. Venegas has written a track of the same name for Luna’s film, which follows a young boy who has psychologically convinced himself he’s the resident father figure. This could either be really cute or really weird. Veremos.
The song is a great addition. The melody and simple instrumentation chime with childlike wonder. Venegas lingers on whimsical and droney delivery, perfectly fit for a movie tackling reality and fantasy.
The film also screened at the Cannes Film Festival this month. For now, soak in Venegas’ song and check out the Abel trailer.