Starring: Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz, Alessandro Nivola
Duration: 119 min
From Chilean director Sebastián Lelio (A Fantastic Woman), Disobedience is a rare glimpse into prohibited love in a world of unremitting dedication to faith.
Estranged daughter Ronit (Weisz) returns home to north London and an Orthodox Jewish community, following the death of her elderly father, Rabbi Krushka. As soon as she steps foot inside the house of Dovid Kuperman (Nivola), her father's chosen disciple, it's clear her defiant nature doesn't go unjudged. But an attraction to a childhood friend, Esti (McAdams) – Dovid's wife – ignites a secret love affair that transgresses all boundaries and exposes the tight grasp faith holds on sexuality. Through charged silences and stolen glances, Ronit and Esti delve deeper into forbidden territory in search of their lesbian identity. A powerful love story based on Naomi Alderman’s novel.
7.6/10 21 ratings.