|Countries||United States, Israel|
|Running Time||82 MIN|
|Director||Joshua Z Weinstein|
|Themes||Families and Family Stories,
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A critical hit at both the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals, Menashe’s popularity seemed an unlikely bet given that the setting is Brooklyn’s Hasidic community and the dialogue is in Yiddish. Loosely based on the life of the lead actor, Menashe Lustig, the film follows the widowed Menashe as he tries to prove that he is fit to be a single parent to his son despite his menial job at a grocery store and his unwillingness to remarry. Firmly grounded in the insular word of the ultra-Orthodox, the naturalistic performances of the non-professional actors confer a degree of emotional accessibility that accounts for the film’s universal acclaim.
|Guest||Director Joshua Z Weinstein|