- 1h 22min
- Directed by: Joshua Z Weinstein
- Cast: Menashe Lustig, Yoel Falkowitz
- Language: Yiddish
- UK release: 8 December 2017
In a conservative Hasidic community in Brooklyn, widowed father Menashe (Lustig) wants to raise his own 12-year-old son (Niborski), but the rabbi rules that the boy must live with relatives until such time as Menashe is ready to remarry. Lightly comic character piece which examines its milieu with affection and humour.
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Menashe4 Dec 2017
Affectionate and gently humorous portrayal of Hasidic Judaism, a community rarely seen on screen
A go-to theme for the more mawkish end of the comedic spectrum – a father striving to parent alone after the death of his wife – here gets an illuminating, unsentimental new spin. According to the traditions of his conservative Hasidic community…
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