Menashe
Feature | NR | 92 min
  • Oma
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Film Info
Section:Spectrum
Genre:Drama
Run Time:82
Premiere Status:Nashville Premiere
Rating:NR
Nation:USA
Original Language:Yiddish
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Joshua Weinstein
Cast:Menashe Lustig
Producer:Yoni Brook | Traci Carlson | Daniel Finkelman | Alex Lipschultz
Screenwriter:Alex Lipschultz | Musa Syeed | Joshua Weinstein
Cinematographer:Yoni Brook | Joshua Weinstein
Editor:Scott Cummings
Description
Deep in the heart of New York’s ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish community, Menashe, a kind, hapless grocery store clerk, struggles to make ends meet and responsibly parent his young son, Rieven, following his wife Leah’s death. Tradition prohibits Menashe from raising his son alone, so Rieven’s strict uncle adopts him, leaving Menashe heartbroken. Meanwhile, though Menashe seems to bungle every challenge in his path, his rabbi grants him one special week with Rieven before Leah’s memorial. It’s his chance to prove himself a suitable man of faith and fatherhood, and restore respect among his doubters.
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