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Disobedience

Set in a North London Orthodox Jewish community, Sebastián Lelio’s sombre tale of friends reunited and passions reignited is an exquisitely-rendered showcase for British actor Rachel Weisz and her co-star Rachel McAdams. Working from a script by British writer Rebecca Lenkiewicz, their chemistry is a masterclass in the unsaid, but longed for.

Directors

  • Sebastián Lelio

Writers

  • Sebastián Lelio
  • Naomi Alderman
  • Rebecca Lenkiewicz

Cast

  • Rachel Weisz
  • Rachel McAdams

Synopsis

After the death of her estranged father, New York-based photographer Ronit (Rachel Weisz) returns to London, and to a community from which she has been shunned, for the funeral. There she reunites with childhood friend Esti and their long-denied desire finally comes to fruition, but threatens life and faith-changing consequences.