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“a bittersweet treat” Mark Kermode, The Observer  ★★★★

“none has been as compelling and sensitively drawn as this charming, tender drama” Anne Joseph, Jewish Chronicle ★★★★ 

Menashe is a rare and sensitive Yiddish-speaking portrayal of the Orthodox community in Brooklyn.

When his wife dies, sales assistant Menashe (wonderful first-timer Menashe Lustig) tries to follow the rabbi’s decree which obliges him to remarry in order to get custody of his young son Rieven. A series of unsuccessful dates leaves him torn between his commitment to faith and community, and his love for his child.

Winner at the 2017 Sarasota Film Festival and nominated at 2017 Sundance Film Festival

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