Tevye the Dairyman (2018): Ukraine’s Entry for Best Foreign Film Oscar

In the early XX century, Tevye the Dairyman lives in a small village in Ukraine.  He is poor and believes that his daughters have one chance to e scap e p ov e rt y – a succ e ssful m arri age . Te vye acc e p ts a profitable proposition from a match maker , but hi s be auti ful daught e rs hav e a di ff e r e nt p l an.

The film was shot at historical locations in Ukraine where the original stories of “Tevye the Dairyman” took place.  Tevye moved to the village of Zabire in about 1873 .

The villagers ar e p roud that Te vye and hi s w i f e G olda be cam e p rotot yp e s of stori e s “Te vye the D ai r ym an” – the cl assi cs of Je w i sh li t e ratur e w ri tt e n by Sholom A l e i che m . In the 1 90 0 s Te vye has bui l t a ne w house . h ouse . Vi l l age rs r e cal l e d Te vye li vi ng the r e and be i ng a ki nd and a v e r y brav e m an

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