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Shiva baby, the spicy and oppressive comedy that delighted the Deauville Festival arrives on Mubi


CRITICAL - Student sees her double life catch up with her in an unlikely funeral is signed by 26-year-old filmmaker Emma Seligman. A name to follow and a story to discover on the platform dedicated to independent films.

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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Source: lefigaro

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