Menashe


Synopsis

Performed entirely in Yiddish, a language not used in cinema for many decades, MENASHE follows a kind, hapless grocery store clerk as he struggles to make ends meet and responsibly parent his young son, Rieven. But in the wake of his wife Leah’s death, tradition prohibits Menashe from raising his son alone, so Rieven’s strict uncle adopts him, leaving Menashe heartbroken. Meanwhile, though Menashe seems to bungle every challenge in his path, his rabbi grants him one special week with Rieven before Leah’s memorial and a chance to prove himself a suitable man of faith and fatherhood.
Production Status: Complete
Original Languages: Yiddish
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 81 minutes
Year: 2016

CREDITS

DIRECTED BY
Joshua Z Weinstein

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PHOTOS

Joshua Z Weinstein, dir of Menashe
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