Based on the provocative, bestselling novel by Naomi Alderman and co-written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Disobedience is a critically acclaimed romantic drama that explores the fraught boundaries between spiritual devotion and sexuality.

When her estranged rabbi father suddenly passes away, Ronit (played by Oscar-winner Rachel Weisz) returns from New York to the north London Orthodox Jewish community that rejected her years previously after a scandalous transgression.

Ronit’s presence immediately courts further controversy when she runs into Esti (Rachel McAdams), the wife of her strictly religious old friend Dovid (Alessandro Nivola) and the woman for whom she shared an illicit attraction in their childhood.

This happy reunion soon reignites the two women’s burning, long-unrequited passions, and sparks an act of defiance that could alter the course of their lives forever.

Richly compelling.
Kevin Maher, The Times
Brilliantly directed by the Chilean-Argentine Sebastián Lelio.
Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent
[Disobedience is] an understated yet profound examination of identity and self-sacrifice
Chloe Catchpole, Empire
Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams impress in powerful love story
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Disobedience is distributed by Curzon Artificial Eye. See Disobedience‘s official homepage here.

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