This tender drama set within Brooklyn’s ultra-orthodox Jewish community is performed entirely in Yiddish.
Deep in the heart of New York's notoriously secretive Hasidic Jewish community, Menashe, a good-hearted but somewhat hapless grocery store clerk, struggles against tradition to keep custody of his only son after his wife passes away.
Menashe offers an intriguing look at a culture whose unfamiliarity to many viewers will be rendered irrelevant by the story’s universally affecting themes.
Running Time: 1hr 22mins
BBFC Advice: U
Director(s): Joshua Z. Weinstein
Country of Origin: USA
Year of release: 2017
Language(s): In Yiddish with English subtitles