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Menashe Rated U


Dir. Joshua Z Weinstein. USA, 2017. 1h 22m. Yiddish/subs. Starring Menashe Lustig, Ruben Niborski, Yoel Falkowitz, Ariel Vaysman, Meyer Schwartz, Yoel Weisshaus.

Within Brooklyn’s ultra-orthodox Jewish community, a bumbling widower battles for custody of his son. An amusing and affectionate drama, performed entirely in Yiddish, that intimately explores the nature of faith and parenthood.

‘A bittersweet treat - a vibrantly engaging portrait of down-to-earth lives that is affectionate, amusing and ultimately very moving.’ ★★★★ Mark Kermode, The Guardian

'A small-scale but delicately observed and quietly funny Yiddish-language drama’ ★★★★ Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent