Shiva Baby review: Emma Seligman’s first film is razor- razor- sharp and unremittingly funny

In Emma Seligman’s film, adapted from her very own brief movie and unfolding in real-time, Rachel Sennott’s Danielle must face the giant chasm between whom this woman is and exactly how every person expects her become

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Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium area, under my profile.Dir: Emma Seligman. Starring: Rachel Sennott, Molly Gordon, Polly Draper, Danny Deferrari, Fred Melamed, Dianna Agron. Cert 15, 78 minutes

Shiva Baby plays like an anxiety attck. As soon as university senior Danielle (Rachel Sennott) rolls up out of bed, kisses her sugar daddy Max (Danny Deferrari) goodbye, and stones as much as the {eponymous shiva a sorts of Jewish mourning ceremony it is just as if she’s stepped into quicksand. Her ex-girlfriend Maya (Molly Gordon) can there be. The fact she’s put-together enough to own been accepted into legislation college both flames Danielle’s jealousies and her lingering desire.

Whenever Max unexpectedly turns up, that standard anxiety spirals out into chaos, fuelled by the terse violins of Ariel Marx’s horror rating and Maria Rusche’s cinematography that is dizzying.