7.4/10 (IMDB)

Shiva Baby

1h 17m Comedy
Shiva Baby
Shiva Baby

About

While at a Jewish funeral service with her parents, a college student has an awkward encounter with her sugar daddy and her ex-girlfriend.

Director

Emma Seligman

Cast

Rachel Sennott, Molly Gordon, Polly Draper, Danny Deferrari

Rating

Not Rated

Year

2021

Country

USA, Canada

Language

English

Show Times


Main Trailer


Reviews

  • "SHIVA BABY is a blast of energy and from its first moment to its last Seligman finds the right balance. There is genuine suspense, if not horror; the score, by Ariel Marx, could just as easily fit a summer camp slasher flick. But the greatest feeling for the audience––after discomfort––is excitement."
    - The Film Stage
  • "SHIVA BABY is an assured and impressively choreographed debut that gets funnier with every new complication."
    - The A.V. Club
  • "Having grown up in a tight-knit Jewish community herself, Seligman tightly orchestrates it all with loving cultural specificity and nuance, working her satirical muscles to a thrilling extent."
    - Variety
  • "Anchoring it all is Sennott, deploying a stealthy, low-key timing that's perfectly suited to a character still struggling to figure out, and get comfortable with, who she is. The actress makes you lean in, her face a frequently blank canvas animated by sporadic squiggles of wit, neediness, resentment and longing that recede almost as soon as they appear."
    - The Hollywood Reporter

Awards

  • Adelaide Film Festival
  • Indie Memphis Film Festival
  • L.A. Outfest

Festivals

  • Toronto Int'l Film Festival
  • Melbourne Int'l Film Festival
  • Deauville American Film Festival
  • Portland Int'l Film Festival
  • Festival Int'l de Cine de Los Cabos
  • Online, Leiden Int'l Film Festival
  • Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival
  • UK Jewish Film Festival
  • Santa Fe Ind't Film Festival
  • Outfest Film Festival
  • Adelaide Film Festival
  • Virginia Film Festival
  • Canadian Film Festival
  • Americana Film Festival