Menashe
Film Info
Director:Joshua Z Weinstein
Genre:Drama
Runtime:82 minutes
Release Year:2017
Production Country:USA
Original Language:Yiddish
Subtitles:English
Topics:Hasidic life, Yiddish, single parent
Website:https://a24films.com/films/menashe
Description
In Borough Park, Brooklyn, a Hasidic widower battles for custody of his son. Shot in secret within the Hasidic community portrayed in the film, and performed entirely in Yiddish, Menashe is a tender, life-affirming look at the universal bonds between fathers and sons. Based largely on the real life of its Hasidic star Menashe Lustig, the film is strikingly authentic and deeply moving.
"...a subtly powerful work of human drama, driven by the charismatic, if frustrating, man at its center." - David Sims, The Atlantic
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