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.
Rewards and nominations
- Deauville Film Festival 2017 - Jury Prize
- Jerusalem Film Festival 2017 - Official Selection
- Nashville Film Festival 2017 - Lipscomb Ecumenical Prize
- Sundance Film Festival 2017 - Official Selection