|Menashe – Trailer
Set within the New York Hasidic community in Borough Park, Brooklyn, Menashe follows a kind but hapless grocery store clerk trying to maintain custody of his son Rieven after his wife, Lea, passes away. Since they live in a tradition-bound culture that requires a mother present in every home, Rieven is supposed to be adopted by the boyâ€™s strict, married uncle, but Menasheâ€™s Rabbi decides to grant him one week to spend with Rieven prior to Leaâ€™s memorial. Their time together creates an emotional moment of father/son bonding as well as offers Menashe a final chance to prove to his skeptical community that he can be a capable parent.
Directed by: Joshua Z Weinstein
Starring: Menashe Lustig, Ruben Niborski, Yoel Weisshaus, Meyer Schwartz