ABE

By Fernando GROSTEIN ANDRADE

SPRAY FILMES - as PROD

Completed 2018


Festivals
& Awards

Sundance Film Festival 2019
Kids
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, ARABIC, PORTUGUESE
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Fernando GROSTEIN ANDRADE
    • Synopsis
    • Finding one’s identity is a challenge everyone faces, but few have the pressure that 12-year-old Abe feels as the son of an Israeli mother and Palestinian father. Though his parents have raised him in a secular household, both sets of grandparents insist he chooses between being Jewish or Muslim. Thankfully, Abe has a passion for food that allows him some escape from the escalating family tensions that are a reflection of the generations-old conflict between Israel and Palestine. While exploring Brooklyn to discover new foods, he meets Chico, a Brazilian chef who believes “mixing flavors can bring people together.” Chico teaches Abe not only the inner workings of a professional kitchen but how to blend flavors with delicious results. Abe uses his newfound cooking skills to plan a Thanksgiving feast that celebrates his diverse heritage, with the hope of unifying his family.