Disobedience follows a woman (Rachel Weisz) as she returns to the Orthodox Jewish community in London that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to a childhood friend (Rachel McAdams).
Director: Sebastián Lelio
2017/114 minutes/UK, Ireland, USA/English/Rated R
Sponsored by Joanne Singer
Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality. Adapted from the novel by Naomi Alderman.
In the words of the filmmaker: “Disobedience exists in the clash between forces that appear to be irreconcilable: individual freedom against the interest of the community; the loss of purpose against faith; the attraction of the forbidden against moral duty; human instinct against the divine order; the exploration of new ways of being versus the forces of the tradition; flesh against spirit. The eternal conflict between duty and desire.”
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