“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.