Shmuel, a Hasidic cantor in Upstate New York, distraught by the untimely death of his wife, struggles to find religious solace, while secretly obsessing over how her body will decay. As a clandestine partnership develops with Albert, a local community college biology professor, the two embark on a darkly comic and increasingly literal undertaking into the underworld.
“Shawn Snyder makes a strikingly original and winsome feature debut.” – Andrea Gronvall, CHICAGO READER
“[T]here’s something in the relationship between these two partnerless men – their yearning for connection – that feels, beneath the jokes, very real and very recognizable.” – Michael O’Sullivan, WASHINGTON POST
“To Dust is equally strange, darkly funny, and insightful about the all-too-often mind-altering and devastating effects of grief.” – Leslie Combemale, CINEMA SIREN