Me Ivan, You Abraham

Me Ivan, You Abraham

Film poster
Directed by Yolande Zauberman
Written by Yolande Zauberman
Starring Roma Alexandrovitch
Aleksandr Yakovlev
Vladimir Mashkov
Cinematography Jean-Marc Fabre
Release dates
  • 26 May 1993 (1993-05-26) (France)
Running time
105 minutes
Country France, Belarus
Language Yiddish, Belarus, Polish

Me Ivan, You Abraham (French: Moi Ivan, toi Abraham) is a 1993 French-Belarusian film written and directed by Yolande Zauberman. It won the Award of the Youth (French film) at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival and the Golden St. George at the 18th Moscow International Film Festival;[1] and was Belarus' submission for consideration for Best Foreign Film at the 67th Academy Awards. The film was also shown in 1993 at the 9th Warsaw International Film Festival and at the 10th Jerusalem Film Festival.


In 1930s' Poland, Christian boy Ivan goes to live with a Jewish family to learn a trade. He becomes friends with Abraham, the son of the family. However, anti-Semitism is rife in their environment, and they flee to escape an upcoming conflict. Journeying together, they demonstrate their inseparability.


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