Emma Seligman’s ‘Shiva Baby’ to stream from 11 June

Emma Seligman’s ‘Shiva Baby’ to stream from 11 June
'Shiva Baby' is a darkly playful comedy of unease about a young bisexual woman grappling with tradition and independence. It tells the story of Danielle (Rachel Sennott), a college student on the verge of graduating who is faced with a series of increasingly awkward and humiliating encounters at a climactic day-long shiva, a Jewish gathering of friends and family during a time of mourning.

A highlight of 2020’s Toronto International Film Festival and featuring a standout lead performance from emerging actor-comedian Rachel Sennott, the acclaimed feature debut from writer-director Emma Seligman is bold, modern filmmaking at its most daring, hilarious and unforgettable. The film also stars Molly Gordon (Booksmart), Polly Draper, Fred Melamed and Dianna Agron. The music is composed by the eclectic composer and multi-instrumentalist Ariel Marx (Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer).

Emma Seligman is a filmmaker from Toronto and based in New York. At NYU’s Undergraduate Film & TV program,
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