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Shiva Baby

Country: USA, Language: English, 71 mins

  • Director: Emma Seligman
  • Writer: Emma Seligman
  • Producer: Lizzie Shapiro; Rhianon Jones; Kieran Altmann; Katie Schiller

CGiii Comment

A near college graduate, Danielle, gets paid by her sugar daddy and rushes to meet her neurotic parents at a family shiva. Upon arrival, she is accosted by various estranged relatives about her appearance and lack of post-grad plans, while her confident ex-girlfriend, Maya, is applauded by everyone for getting into law school. Danielle's day takes an unexpected turn when her sugar daddy, Max, arrives at the shiva with his accomplished wife, Kim, and crying baby. As the day unfolds, Danielle struggles to keep up different versions of herself, fend off pressures from her family and confront her insecurities without completely losing it.


Cast & Characters

Molly Gordon as Maya;
Fred Melamed as Joel;
Polly Draper as Debbie;
Jackie Hoffman as Susan;
Sondra James as Maureen;
Rachel Sennott as Danielle;
Cilda Shaur as Sheila;
Danny Deferrari as Max;
Deborah Offner as Ellie;
Ariel Eliaz as Rabbi;
Richard Brundage as Mourner 1;
Glynis Bell as Katherine;
Vivien Landau as Roz