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  • Director

    Joshua Z Weinstein

  • Starring

    Menashe Lustig, Yoel Falkowitz, Ruben Niborski, Meyer Schwartz

  • Run Time

    82 mins

  • Release Year

    2017

  • Country of Origin

    USA

  • Certificate

    U

  • Format

    Digital

Menashe

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In the ultra-Orthodox world of a Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn, strict religious traditions frown upon a child growing up in a home without a mother. By ignoring the precedent, Menashe risks ostracisation from the community he loves; worse, his son Rieven could even be refused access to school.
Blessed with impressive depth and a warm touch of humour, this sympathetic glimpse into the life of a community rarely depicted on screen is a fascinating and heartfelt study of fatherhood versus religious duty.

Official Selection - Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017



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