• Abe
  • Abe
  • Abe


by Fernando Grostein Andrade ZFF for Kids

12-year-old Abe has grown up in Brooklyn the son of a Palestinian father and a Jewish-Israeli mother. His parents raised him irreligiously, but both sets of grandparents are believers – some call him Abraham, others Ibrahim. There are many conflicts, in particular when the extended family gathers around the table on public holidays. Escaping them, Abe finds a new friend in a Brazilian street food seller. Director and Youtube activist Fernando Grostein, himself having roots in a multicultural family of Holocaust survivors, processes his own experiences in this lively tragicomedy about identity. Trusting the aesthetics of modern visual language, he illustrates that good food has the power to bring together people from different backgrounds and reconcile them.

Recommended for age 8 or older

  • Genre: Tragicomedy
  • Country, Year: Brazil, USA, 2019
  • Runtime: 85 Min
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Portuguese, Hebrew
  • Subtitles: English, German live synchro
  • Director: Fernando Grostein Andrade
  • Cast: Noah Schnapp, Dagmara Dominczyk, Mark Margolis, Arian Moayed, Seu Jorge
  • Screenplay: Lameece Issaq, Jacob Kader
  • Cinematography: Blasco Giurato
  • Editors: Claudia Castello, Bruno Lasevicius, Suzanne Spangler
  • Music: Guilherme Amabis
  • Producers: Carlos Eduardo Ciampolini, Noberto Pinheiro Jr., Caio Gullane, Fabiano Gullane
  • Co-Producers: Luciano Huck, Luiz Ferriani Nogueira, Patrícia Villela
  • Executive Producers: Andrea Giusti, Claudia Büschel, Fabio Golombek, Paula Linhares, Marcos Tellechea
  • Production Companies: Gullane Entretenimento, Spray Filmes
  • World Sales: Film Sales Company
  • Swiss Distribution: Praesens Film AG
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