Aguazán, 1952

They call him Aborto. Born with a grotesque facial deformity and growing to manhood in a poor Andalusian village during Spain’s Franco era, Gabriel Sánchez encounters challenges that test his courage, his faith and his honesty. Scandal and mystery surround his birth – damning his only chance of love – and religious superstition stands between him and a life-changing operation. Will Gabriel find happiness, or will he remain an outcast?

GABRIEL is also a portrait of Spanish peasant life during the harsh Franco era. Rich in character and incident, it brings to life both the harshness and the grandeur of southern Spain.