Abulele

About The Film

A boy forms a secret friendship with a mythical creature in ABULELE, a universal and heart-warming tale of friendship and familial bonds, which draws inspiration from Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

Since the sudden loss of his older brother in a car crash, ten- year-old Adam (Yoav Sadian) has been struggling at home and failing at school. Neglected by his grief-stricken parents, he is overcome with his own sorrow and guilt, while also confronting the daily torment of class bullies. Everything changes the day Adam meets Abulele, an oversized furry monster of legend that is feared by many, but proves to be a friendly companion to children in need. As Adam and his new best friend outsmart his tormentors at school, the boy’s parents start to suspect their son is harboring a secret. Meantime, an elite special forces team closes in, tasked with capturing or killing the beast.

With an American remake already in development, ABULELE represents a first for Israeli cinema in family-friendly entertainment and state-of-the-art visual effects. 

Film Details

Running Time 
96 minutes
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Country 
Year 
2015
Language 
Premiere 
Atlanta Premiere
Sponsors 
The Epstein School