Culture Maven review: "Shiva Baby"
Film review and podcast by c d kaplan
Emma Seligman has fashioned a marvelous little indy film, about Danielle (Rachel Sennott) who joins her parents at a post funeral gathering.
Where Danielle sees two people whom she really wishes weren’t there. A fellow with whom she’s just had a tryst. And a former lover.
Then there are all her parents friends who want to know why she’s still not in college, and whether she has a boyfriend or not?
Seligman’s use of the claustrophobia of the gathering works to great effect.
“Shiva Baby” is but one of the many enticing entries in this year’s all-virtual Louisville Jewish Film Festival.
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