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In 1930s Poland, it was traditional for some Christian boys to live for a time with Jewish families in order to learn a trade from Jewish craftsmen. For this reason, Ivan has gone to live on a large estate with Abraham and his family, has learned Yiddish, and has become Abraham's best friend. But the anti-Semitism born of poverty, ignorance, and superstition is fierce in this community of and the two boys run away into the countryside to flee an imminent conflict. Journeying together in a menacing environment, they reveal their innocence and inseparability.

Original Title Moi Ivan, toi Abraham
Italian Title Ivan e Abraham
Category Out of competition
Section Calm in the East
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 105'
Production Year 1993
Nationality France
Directed by Yolande Zauberman
Screenplay Yolande Zauberman
Main cast Roma Alexandrovitch, Aleksandr Yakovlev, Vladimir Mashkov

 regista Yolande ZaubermanYOLANDE ZAUBERMAN

Yolande Zauberman, born in Paris, is a French screenwriter and director of documentary and fiction films.
Yolande Zauberman approaches cinema by working alongside Amos Gitaï. In 1987, she produced a first documentary on apartheid in South Africa, Classified People, which won, among others, the Grand Prix of the Paris Festival and the Bronze Rosa at the Bergamo Festival (Italy). The second, Caste Criminelle (1989), is shot in India, and is selected at the Cannes Film Festival.
Three years later, she signed her first feature film, Moi Ivan, you Abraham, who won the Youth Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1993, as well as the Grand Prix at the Moscow Film Festival.