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Abe is a whole-hearted, sweet and tasty film that is every bit relatable. Brooklyn’s 12-year-old Abe cooks to unite his half-Israeli and half-Palestinian family, but everything goes wrong. Abe tackles religion, family drama and food. Young actor Noah Schnapp delivers a sensitive performance and Brazilian musician and actor Seu Jorge offers viewers comedic relief that is the heart of this film. Directed and written by accomplished young LA-based Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Grostein Andrade, the film tracks Abe’s growth as a chef, while he struggles at home to understand the historic religious beliefs held tightly by his headstrong family members. This film unapologetically reveals the complications of mixed families with sensitivity and humour.
David Schwartz and Debby Freiman, John Anthony and Wendy Fouks, Sandra Broudy and Tobin Robbins, Barbara and Herb Silber
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Festivals and Awards
- Winner - Audience Award - Washington Jewish Film Festival in 2019
- Grand Prize, Jury Award - 365 International Film Festival 2020