Disobedience

R, 114 minutes

 

From Sebastián Lelio, the director of the Academy Award-winning A Fantastic Woman, DISOBEDIENCE follows a woman as she returns to the community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to a childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality. Written by Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz and based on Naomi Alderman’s book, the film stars Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola. (2018, Sebastián Lelio, 114 mins, English, CC available, R, DCP)

A beautifully crafted tale that will make your heart ache, thanks to two standout leading performances and a great supporting one.” — Bruce Demara

Showing great restraint and refusing to demonize the closed community in which the story transpires, director Sebastian Lelio has tackled the age-old tale of forbidden love and its implications for those who fight for freedom and choice while shackled by religious customs.” — James Berardinelli, The Atlantic

Both Weisz and McAdams do a phenomenal job of negotiating who their characters are versus who their characters feel as though they have to be.” — David Ehrlich, IndieWire

 


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