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Sebastián Lelio's romantic drama stars Oscar winner Rachel Weisz, Oscar nominee Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola. Written by Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Disobedience is based on the acclaimed novel of the same name by Naomi Alderman. A timely, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, it's set at the crossroads of tradition and modernity, of personal desires and the demands of faith.


Sebastián Lelio





GENRE: Drama

DIRECTOR: Sebastián Lelio


  • “This is richly satisfying and powerfully acted work”

    Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

  • “A deeply felt drama that exerts a powerful grip”

    David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

  • “Weisz is outstanding”

    Allan Hunter, Screen

  • “A beautiful, fraught, and emotionally nuanced drama that wrestles with hard questions about the tension between the life we’re born into and the one we choose for ourselves”

    David Ehrlich, Indiewire

  • “Striking... yet another triumph [for Lelio] in what’s shaping up to be a major career”

    Andrew Barker, Variety

  • “A trio of terrific, empathetic, evolving performances”

    Kevin Jagernauth, The Playlist

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