Running Time: 82 min.
In theatres: August 11, 2017 - Toronto, Vancouver, Montréal
Cast: Menashe Lustig, Ruben Niborski, Yoel Weisshaus, Meyer Schwartz
When his wife Leah dies, Menashe (Menashe Lustig) — a kind, hapless grocery store clerk — struggles. In his ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish community in New York, tradition prohibits a Hasidic child from being raised in a house without a mother, so Menashe is not allowed to raise his young son, Rieven (Ruben Niborski), alone. He has to leave Rieven in the care of his late wife's judgmental brother Eizik (Yoel Weisshaus) and his wife.
Heartbroken, Menashe tries to find a way to get Rieven back, including considering marriage, but having endured an arranged marriage before, he's not anxious to dive into another relationship without love.
Joshua Z Weinstein
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Alex Lipschultz, Traci Carlson, Daniel Finkelman, Yoni Brook, Joshua Z. Weinstein
Screenplay: Alex Lipschultz, Musa Syeed, Joshua Z Weinstein