Performed entirely in Yiddish, a language not used in cinema for many decades, MENASHE follows a kind, hapless grocery store clerk as he struggles to make ends meet and responsibly parent his young son, Rieven. In the wake of his wife’s death, tradition prohibits Menashe from raising his son alone, so Rieven’s strict uncle adopts him, leaving Menashe heartbroken. Meanwhile, though Menashe seems to bungle every challenge in his path, his rabbi grants him one special week with Rieven before his wife’s memorial and a chance to prove himself a suitable man of faith and fatherhood.
“A gorgeous ode to everyone's inner screw-up.
A soulful gaze on a world we rarely see in film.”
“A touching depiction of fighting
for what’s most important in life.”
THE FILM STAGE
“A quiet triumph...
An engaging drama of intimate detail and
“Moving and universally relatable.”
AM NEW YORK
“Funny and tender.
A sweet comedy that's not without a bit of sadness.”
Official Selection for Best Foreign Language Film - 2018 Academy Awards
Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Film - Tribeca Film Festival 2017
The Divine Order is set in Switzerland in 1971 where, despite the worldwide social upheavals of the previous decade, women were still denied the right to vote. When unassuming and dutiful housewife Nora (Marie Leuenberger, winner of a Best Actress award at Tribeca) is forbidden by her husband to take a part-time job, her frustration leads to her becoming the poster child of her town’s suffragette movement. Her newfound celebrity brings humiliation, threats, and the potential end to her marriage, but, refusing to back down, she convinces the women in her village to go on strike...and makes a few startling discoveries about her own liberation. Uplifting and crowd-pleasing, this charming, captivating film is a time-capsule that could not be more timely...
"A fierce, fiery film that should be viewed by anyone
who feels helpless in the ongoing struggle for equality"
"Savvy. Intelligent fun.
A poignant lesson in the importance
creating awareness by opening eyes, hearts and minds"
From BBC Earth Films, the studio that brought you 'Earth', comes the sequel - 'Earth: One Amazing Day', an astonishing journey revealing the awesome power of the natural world. Over the course of one single day, we track the sun from the highest mountains to the remotest islands to exotic jungles. Breakthroughs in filmmaking technology bring you up close with a cast of unforgettable characters. Told with humour, intimacy and a jaw-dropping sense of cinematic splendour, Earth: One Amazing Day highlights how every day is filled with more wonders than you can possibly imagine- until now.