Me Ivan, You Abraham

Me Ivan, You Abraham (French: Moi Ivan, toi Abraham; Belarusian: Я — Іван, ты — Абрам) 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.

Me Ivan, You Abraham
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Directed byYolande Zauberman
Written byYolande Zauberman
Produced byRené Cleitman
Jean-Luc Ormières
StarringRoma Alexandrovitch
Aleksandr Yakovlev
Vladimir Mashkov
CinematographyJean-Marc Fabre
Edited byEric Bizet
Yann Dedet
Nathalie Hubert
Music byGhédalia Tazartes
Release date
  • 26 May 1993 (1993-05-26) (France)
Running time
105 minutes
CountriesFrance, Belarus


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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  1. ^ "18th Moscow International Film Festival (1993)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 3 April 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2013.
  2. ^ Movshovitz, Howie (25 December 1994). "Memorable Movies of '94 Independents, fringes filled out a lean year". The Denver Post (Rockies ed.). p. E-1.

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