Disobedience

Disobedience

Disobedience

Sebastián Lelio (A Fantastic Woman) directs Oscar winner Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams as lovers exploring the boundaries of faith and sexuality, living in an Orthodox Jewish community. Adaptation of Naomi Alderman's novel.

"Happily single and living a rich life as a photographer in New York, Ronit (Weisz) is very much the black sheep of her London-based Orthodox Jewish family. When her revered rabbi father dies, Ronit returns home to pay her respects and liquidate her inheritance. But surprises await, chief among them the news that Dovid (Alessandro Nivola) — the heir apparent to Ronit's father and very much the son he never had — has married Ronit's childhood friend Esti (McAdams). While Dovid prepares to take over the hallowed place at the synagogue, Ronit and Esti become reacquainted. An old flame is reignited — one that could torch everything this family most cherishes." (Toronto International Film Festival)

2017Rating: R13, Sex scenes and sexual references114 minsIreland, UK, USA
DramaRomanceFestival & Independent

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Disobedience / Reviews

Variety

Variety

"Disobedience" may not catapult Lelio beyond the arthouse world, but it's yet another triumph in what's shaping up to be a major career.

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Time Out

Time Out

Ultimately, the two women give in to their desires for one stolen afternoon. While their tryst is filmed poetically, the stilted buildup to it makes the sexual union feel unearned.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

You notice the visual design but have no sense of - or feeling for - the faith binding these mourners.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

This is richly satisfying and powerfully acted work.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Leilo's unassuming style serves the story and provides a great showcase for both performers.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The possibilities for these characters are more varied than it initially seems, and "Disobedience" thoughtfully considers them all.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Beautifully acted by Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola as the three points of a melancholy romantic triangle, this is a deeply felt drama that exerts a powerful grip.

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