Since its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival, Sebastián Lelio‘s Disobedience has been gathering a nice buzz. Nearly a year after it’s debut, the film is finally coming to the UK and Ireland. Curzon Artifical Eye Film has released the UK Trailer, a story of forbidden love in the Orthodox Jewish community. When longtime friends (played by Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams) cross paths again those feelings they had for each other reignited. Causing controversy amongst opening up old wounds.
We can’t stop praising Lelio’s A Fantastic Woman which a transgender woman whose dead boyfriend’s family refuse to acknowledge her. This one looks like another character-driven film of lovers stuck in the crossroads of religion and sexuality. Sexuality is more open nowadays and this film has already sparked debate towards tolerance and acceptance of Homosexuality as well as bisexuality. Certainly be a captivating watch, watching potential great performances from our leading actors…
From Sebastián Lelio, writer-director of the Academy Award-winning A FANTASTIC WOMAN, DISOBEDIENCE is a timely and emotionally powerful tale set at the crossroads of tradition and modernity, of personal desires and the demands of faith.
When her estranged rabbi father suddenly passes away, Ronit (played by Oscar-winner and co-producer Rachel Weisz) returns from New York to the north London Orthodox Jewish community she rejected years previously after a scandalous transgression.
Ronit’s presence immediately courts further controversy when she unknowingly runs into Esti (Rachel McAdams), the wife of her strictly religious cousin Dovid (Alessandro Nivola) and the woman for whom she shared an illicit attraction in their childhood. This happy reunion soon reignites the two women’s burning, long-unrequited passions, an act of defiance that could alter the course of their lives forever.
Based on the novel of the same name by bestselling author Naomi Alderman and co-written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, DISOBEDIENCE is a critically acclaimed romantic drama that explores the fraught boundaries between spiritual devotion and sexuality.
Disobedience is set for a UK and Irish cinema from 30th November. The film also stars Alessandro Nivola, Anton Lesser, and Steven Furst.