Now showing at
Luna Leederville session times.
Click on a session time to buy tickets ...
Saturday, 18 September1:45PM 5:00PM 8:45PM
Luna On SX session times.
No sessions currently available
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” - News.com.au
“It's anxious and nerve-wracking, and also witty and entertaining — and it leaves no doubt that Seligman, Sennott and Gordon all have big futures....an 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