Rachel McAdams (Esti), Rachel Weisz (Ronit) and Alessandro Nivola (Dovid) were inseparable childhood friends. Ronit has returned to their close knit Orthodox Jewish community for the funeral of her father, the rabbi. She seems to want to be treated as the rabbi’s daughter, but on her terms. She is distressed by the lengths her father had shunned her. The ending is a little contrived. I found the graphic sex to be very uncomfortable.
A woman returns to the community that shunned her for her attraction to a childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.
Disobedience Q & A at TIFF 2017
|Principle Cast||Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz, Alessandro Nivola|
|Screenwriter||Naomi Alderman, Sebastián Lelio|
|Run Time||114 minutes|
|Premier||Toronto International Film Festival 2017|