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Shiva Baby (15) + Recorded Q&A

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This is a darkly playful comedy of unease about a young bisexual woman grappling with tradition and independence

Over the course of one climactic day-long shiva, a Jewish gathering of friends and family during a time of mourning, Danielle struggles to keep up different versions of herself when she runs into her sugar daddy and her ex-girlfriend, all whilst her parents are in uncomfortably close proximity. 

A highlight of 2020’s Toronto International Film Festival and SXSW, and featuring a standout lead performance from emerging actor-comedian Rachel Sennott, this acclaimed feature debut from writer-director Emma Seligman is bold, modern filmmaking at its most daring, and hilarious.

Tagged with: Cinema New releases

2020 US Dir Emma Seligman 78 min


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Barbican Cinema has been supported by the Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas in England which is administered by the BFI, as part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund supporting arts and cultural organisations in England affected by the impact of Covid-19. #HereForCulture.

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