Shiva Baby 77 mins

  • Shiva Baby
  • Shiva Baby
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At a Jewish funeral service with her parents, a college student runs into her sugar daddy.

“A playful, brilliantly anxious, sex-positive coming-of-age set inside a tight-knit Jewish community.” - Variety

This sharp-witted dark comedy from first-time feature writer/director Emma Seligman is a quirky yet sensitive exploration of the pressure young people face today.

A near college graduate, Danielle, gets paid by her sugar daddy and rushes to meet her neurotic parents at a family shiva. Upon arrival, she is accosted by various estranged relatives about her appearance and lack of post-grad plans, while her confident ex-girlfriend, Maya, is applauded by everyone for getting into law school.

Danielle's day takes an unexpected turn when her sugar daddy, Max, arrives at the shiva with his accomplished wife, Kim, and a crying baby. As the day unfolds, Danielle struggles to keep up different versions of herself, fend off pressures from her family and confront her insecurities without completely losing it.

4 stars “Clever”, “funny”, and “highly impressive” - David Stratton,  The Australian’s Review  

4.5 stars “highly entertaining and hilarious” - Out in Perth

“Really, really loved it, very, very funny” - Radio Adelaide – Breakfast
4.5 stars - Canberra Weekly
“ A triumph of writing and performance” - The Monthly 

“more suspenseful and claustrophobic than a horror movie” -
“It's anxious and nerve-wracking, and also witty and entertaining — and it leaves no doubt that Seligman, Sennott and Gordon all have big exceptionally written film” - Concrete Playground

“One of the best films of the year, really funny... really great performances” - RTR FM – Movie Squad

3 stars “full of very witty lines... recommended indeed” –  ABC720 Film Mafia

“Emma Seligman is a twisted genius...I cannot recommend Shiva Baby enough." - The Curb

David Stratton Recommends

Shiva Baby is the most humid movie youíve ever seen.
The potential land mines of a young womanís life are set to explode simultaneously in this tense comedy from Emma Seligman.
The NY Times