Preview: Shiva Baby from Director Emma Seligman, a Pitting Comedy

Shiva Baby from director Emma Seligman can be best described as a dark comedy in the similar vein to the cult comedy Death at a Funeral. After meeting her soon-to-be sugar daddy Max (Danny Deferrari), college graduate Danielle (Rachel Sennott) rushes to meet her neurotic parents for a family shiva. Danielle is confronted by relatives who question her lack of ambitious post-college dreams while her ex-girlfriend Maya (Molly Gordon) is applauded by the family and relatives for getting into law school. The day doesn’t seem to end when Max shows up to the shiva alongside his wife Kim (Dianna Agron) and a crying baby. Danielle must keep up appearances with different versions of herself, fend off family pressure, and confront her own insecurities. 

After making a successful run at both SXSW and the TIFF festival circuit, Shiva Baby will be releasing in select theatres where open, and streaming services where available as of April 2. Cinéma Moderne in Montreal will also be hosting a screening.

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