It’s not easy for Rachel McAdams & Rachel Weisz in Disobedience, where they play women whose love would be vigorously condemned by the Orthdox Jewish community they come from. The movie is based on Naomi Alderman’s novel, with Sebastian Lelio directing. The lesbian-themed movie premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to pretty good review, which praised the acting and how heartfelt the somewhat melancholic movie is.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘Happily single and living a rich life as a photographer in New York, Ronit (Rachel 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 (Rachel 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.’
Disobedience is due out in the US in April. An August UK release is currently set, but take a look at the trailer below.