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Southeast US Premiere


Directed by Fernando Grostein Andrade

USA-Brazil | 85 minutes | 2019

Starring Noah Schnapp (Stranger Things, Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies) and Brazilian musician/actor Seu Jorge (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, City of God), and shot by Blasco Giurato (cinematographer of Cinema Paradiso), this delightful coming-of-age tale demonstrates the power of food and love to overcome prejudice. 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. Thankfully, Abe has a passion for food that allows him some escape from the escalating family tensions. While exploring Brooklyn to discover new cuisines, he meets Chico, an Afro-Brazilian chef from Bahia 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 skills to plan a Thanksgiving feast that celebrates his diverse heritage, with the hope of unifying his family.

Director Fernando Grostein Andrade
Countries of Production USA-Brazil
Year of Presentation 2019
Premiere Status Southeast US Premiere
Runtime 85 minutes
Principal Cast Noah Schnapp, Seu Jorge, Mark Margolis, Dagmara Dominczyk
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