Disobedience is a 2017 drama film directed by Sebastián Lelio and written by Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Released in the United States on April 27, 2018, by Bleecker Street.
Of course, anyone who is seen as being disobedient is an outcast. And they don’t behave the way society expects them to behave. Yet what if those actions that make them disobedient. And that which also breaks away from the norm, is also the only path to live happy. What works so well about Disobedience is that is about so much more than just a relationship between two women.
Although Disobedience isn’t packed with surprises and suspense, that’s not why you go to a movie like this. However, you go to watch humans with wayward emotions labor to make peace with a formal, ritualized way of life. The lesbian Orthodox drama Disobedience starts with a kind of challenge. Additionally, the love scenes are above all romantic. Both women have been lost. Esti with her dutiful sexual service and Ronit with her reflexive but joyless assertions of freedom. A Beautifully shot lesbian s*x scene between McAdams and Weisz. Erotic without ever seeming exploitative, it functions as a sort of centerpiece for the film.
However, the movie narrates a forbidden romance between two women who found long-sought comfort in each other. Ronit (Rachel Weisz), a successful New York City photographer. She returns to the Orthodox Jewish community in London that she ran away from as a teenager. She received word that her father, the community’s most beloved rabbi, has died. Then Ronit returns to London to help bury her dad. An already awkward homecoming gets more complicated. Ronit discovers her former classmate, Esti (Rachel McAdams), whom she had a same-s*x romance when the two were teenagers, was already married to their childhood friend, Dovid (Alessandro Nivola), who became the Rav’s protégé, are married. This creates all manner of crosscurrents.
Old passions rekindle. Religious authority also tested. And the question of whether the support of a close-knit, insular community is worth more than the freedom to love whom you choose bubbles urgently to the surface. The movie is subtle, avoiding over-explanation and exposition of a way of life that may be unfamiliar to viewers.
Disobedience Movie Cast
- Rachel Weisz as Ronit Krushka
- Rachel McAdams as Esti Kuperman, Dovid’s wife
- Alessandro Nivola as Rabbi Dovid Kuperman, Esti’s husband
- Bernardo Santos and Jonathan Schey as Young Dovid
- Anton Lesser as Rav Kruschka
- Bernice Stegers as Aunt Fruma
- Allan Corduner as Uncle Moshe
- Nicholas Woodeson as Rabbi Goldfarb
- Liza Sadovy as Rebbetzin Goldfarb
- Clara Francis as Hinda
- Mark Stobbart as Lev
- Caroline Gruber as Hannah Shapiro
- Alexis Zegerman as Riuka
Disobedience Movie Overview
- Genre:- Drama, Romance
- Release Date:- April 27, 2018 (USA), September 28, 2018(United Kingdom)
- Director:- Sebastián Lelio
- Story By:- Naomi Alderman
- Screenplay:- Sebastián Lelio, Rebecca Lenkiewicz
- Producers:- Rachel Weisz, Frida Torresblanco, Ed Guiney
- Run Time:- 114 minutes
- Rating:- R
- Country:- United Kingdom, Ireland, United States
- Language:- English