Abe directed by Fernando Grostein Andrade (USA) 2019 is a delicious cinematic treat.
The 12-year old protagonist is the only child of a nonobservant Jewish mother and an atheist Palestinian father. He’s caught between the religious and political demands of bickering extended family members.
After training with a Brazilian chef who adopts Jamaican touches in his cuisine, the young boy plans a Thanksgiving family meal combining both of his cultural traditions in an imaginative way.
However matters get a lot worse before getting better.
Abe screens a second time during the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Sunday morning 28 July 2019 at the Albany Twin.
Contact Jewish Film Institute for more information and tickets.
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