Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams play Orthodox Jewish women exploring a romance Sebastián Lelio’s Disobedience
The film is based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Naomi Alderman.
The story follows a rabbi’s daughter (Weisz) who returns to her Orthodox Jewish community in Hendon, London following the death of her estranged father.
While there, she rekindles a romance with a former friend (McAdams), who just so happens to be married to her cousin. Alessandro Nivola also stars.
Given the involvement of McAdams and Weisz, Disobedience is bound to have a high profile release.
Disobedience currently does not have a U.S. distributor. The movie will world premiere in Toronto this September.