The story of Shmilu, a Hasidic Jew in crisis, torn between his community and the romantic possibilities of trendy East London. This is the first fictional film made in Stamford Hill’s Hasidic community, with the participation of its members and Yiddish dialogue. It explores culture clash, identity struggle and the spiritual consequences.
Nominee: BAFTA 2016 Best British Short Film
Best Overall Short Film: Palm Springs International Short Fest 2015
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Winner of the Pears Short Film Fund at UK Jewish Film 2014
World Premiere at the UK Jewish Film Festival 2014