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Winner of the Grand Jury Award for Best Screenplay at Outfest and nominated for the Grand Jury Award at SXSW, this brilliant new comedy practically redefines the word “awkward.”

Emma Seligman’s Shiva Baby focuses on twentysomething Danielle, a perennial student adrift in a sea of compartmentalized secrets, including a faltering academic career and a relationship with an older man. When she attends a family shiva one afternoon, she finds herself face-to-face with her supporting but overbearing parents, her questionable boyfriend and her confident ex-girlfriend. Lurching from one potentially catastrophic encounter to another, Danielle must navigate spilled drinks, wailing babies and an endless string of friends and relations anxious to give advice—all without completely losing it.

Sharp-witted and hilarious, Shiva Baby is a caustically affectionate comedy about tightly knit families, communities and the comfort and anguish they’re often responsible for.

“A savagely smart comedy. It’s a marvel and will pull you to the end of your seat” — The Playlist 

“An assured and impressively choreographed debut that gets funnier with every new complication" — The AV Club

  • Year
  • Runtime
    77 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Emma Seligman
  • Screenwriter
    Emma Seligman
  • Cast
    Rachel Sennott, Molly Gordon, Polly Draper, Danny Deferrari, Fred Melamed, Dianna Agron
  • Cinematographer
    Maria Rusche
  • Editor
    Hanna A. Park
  • Music
    Ariel Marx