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Writer: Joshua Z Weinstein, Alex Lipschultz, Musa Syeed | Director: Joshua Z. Weinstein | Producer: Joshua Z Weinstein, Alex Lipschultz, Traci Carlson, Daniel Finkelman, Yoni Brook | Editor: Scott Cummings | Composer: Aaron Martin, Dag Rosenqvist | Cinematographer: Yoni Brook, Joshua Z Weinstein | USA / 2017 / 88 min / Narrative
About the Film
Recently widowed, Menashe faces pressure from his ultra-orthodox Hasidic community to remarry, but he's still in mourning. If he refuses, he risks losing custody of his son, Rieven, since tradition dictates that a single father may not raise children. When his rabbi gives Menashe a week to spend with Rieven, he jumps at the chance to prove himself a worthy father. Joshua Z. Weinstein expertly draws on his documentary background in his poignant fiction debut, affording the viewer an intimate look at a notably private world.