Danielle hoped to enjoy the buffet, not to come face to face with her lover with whom she has a paid relationship. The newly graduated student discovers him married and young dad at a funeral vigil for a deceased, whose name she does not actually know! Grandmother, aunts and parents bombard her with inappropriate questions that risk exposing her double life and revealing her contradictions. Noticed at the Deauville American Film Festival last year, the spicy coming of age story
Shiva Baby can
be enjoyed online on the independent film platform Mubi *.
For her first film, Emma Seligman adapts her student short film.
With Danielle, the young 26-year-old director portrays
"a young woman seeking herself professionally as well as lovingly"
And judiciously imposed
"creative constraints not to disperse"
Emma Seligman chose an environment
"that she knows well: a Jewish family reunion"
As well as a location constraint
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