2017 | UK | R | 114 min.


State Theatre Thu, Aug 2, 2018 9:00 AM
City Opera House Sun, Aug 5, 2018 9:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Foreign Fiction
Release Year:2017
Runtime:114 min.
Premiere Status:Northern Michigan Premiere
Production Country:UK
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Sebastián Lelio
Produced by:Ed Guiney
Rachel Weisz
Frida Torresblanco
Screenwriter:Sebastián Lelio
Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Cinematography:Danny Cohen
Editing By:Nathan Nugent
Cast:Rachel Weisz
Rachel McAdams
Alessandro Nivola


A gorgeously acted, tenderly written tale of forbidden love, Disobedience is elegantly old-fashioned melodrama with a few key updates. Ronit (Rachel Weisz) is a New York photographer who has long since left her conservative Orthodox community. But when her estranged father, a revered rabbi, passes away, Ronit reluctantly returns to London to pay her respects and liquidate his inheritance. Though the stiff greeting from the community is expected, Ronit is genuinely surprised when she finds her childhood friend Dovid has married Esti (Rachel McAdams), her best friend and old flame. The two reconnect and hidden desires come back to the surface. Sebastian Lelio's follow-up to his Oscar-winning A Fantastic Woman cements him as a complexly empathetic filmmaker in this beautifully directed film of love, faith, and freedom.