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2017 TIFF Variety Studio

2017 TIFF Variety Studio

Rachel officially kicked of her promotional duties for “Disobedience” during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival earlier today in Toronto alongside her costars Rachel Weisz and Alessandro Nivola and director Sebastián Lelio. They also stopped by the Variety Studio and we have added the high quality images in our gallery. Thanks to Sara from The Margot Corner for her donations. Rachel looked stunning in a red dress by Fendi with Le Silla heels.

A preview of the interview can be found after the jump.

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Director Sebastián Lelio Talks “Disobedience”

Ahead of tonight’s world premiere of “Disobedience” at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, director Sebastián Lelio sat down with the Spanish news outlet Latercera.com while he was in Los Angeles. This is the first time Lelio talks in-depth about the movie, so we (loosely!) translated the excerpts on the movie. Be sure to check back later for our coverage of TIFF and don’t forget to follow our twitter @rachelmonline and instagram @rachelmonline for the latest updates.

On what drew him to the movie: “Somehow, when I read ‘Disobedience’ I saw connections with my first feature film, La sagrada familia (2005), which also featured a female character which faced a circumspect world. Disobedience is a universe of characters who are very confused, trying to do their best in a world of moral conventions and rather rigid concepts (in this case, Jewish orthodoxy). In that sense, I thought it could be my territory.”

On how he got involved: “I think I owe this to my feature film ‘Gloria’ (2013). Rachel Weisz own the rights for an adaptation of ‘Disobedience’. They were looking for a director to take over and at that moment [she] saw ‘Gloria’. She made the emotional connections between the story of Disobedience and my film [Gloria].”

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“Disobedience” TIFF Buzz News Round-Up

“Disobedience” TIFF Buzz News Round-Up

It’s only one day until the world premiere of “Disobedience” during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and the movie seems to be one of the most anticipated movies of the festival. If you follow our twitter feed @rachelmonline you might have noticed the movie is included in lots of anticipations lists by various media outlets, including from trade sources. We decided to make a round-up of all the articles in this posts in anticipation of tomorrow’s premiere. According to both Variety, Deadline, and THR the movie is one of the most in demand titles at the buyers market. The movie already found distributors internationally, including in the UK, but is still without a distributor in the US. Let’s hope it will get acquired during TIFF. Be sure to check back tomorrow for our coverage of the world premiere.

Variety – Toronto Film Festival: 12 Hot Titles Likely to Spark Bidding Wars

The Toronto Film Festival isn’t just an essential stop for Oscar hopefuls. There’s also an active film market that results in plenty of all-night bidding wars. This year, studios and distributors will make the trek across the border, on the hunt for films that can be arthouse hits or awards winners. Here are 12 films that will have companies breaking out their checkbooks.

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Deadline To Host “Disobedience” TIFF Panel & Variety Studio

Deadline To Host “Disobedience” TIFF Panel & Variety Studio

Deadline is hosting Cocktails & Conversation panel series at the Toronto Film Festival and they are reporting they will host a panel on Monday, September 11 at 11 AM ET for “Disobedience” with Rachel, her costars Rachel Weisz Alessandro Nivola and director Sebastián Lelio. The panel will be livestreamed, and they are reporting they will post the livestream later on. Be sure to head over to Deadline on Monday to watch the panel, and be sure to check back later on for our coverage of TIFF. “Disobedience” will have it’s world premiere on Sunday, September 10. Thanks to my good friend Amanda for the heads up!

Deadline’s Cocktails & Conversation panel series at the Toronto Film Festival continues at 11 AM ET Monday with Disobedience, the movie adaptation of Naomi Alderman’s novel about a woman who returns home to her orthodox Jewish community in London and rekindles a romance with her cousin’s wife. Sebastián Lelio directs Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola.

The film is having its world premiere Sunday in the festival’s Special Presentations section. Weisz, McAdams, Nivola and Lelio join Deadline’s AwardLine editor Joe Utichi for the conversation

Furthermore, Variety is reporting Rachel is scheduled to appear at the Variety Studio. The interviews will exclusively appear on Variety.com and their social media.

Variety Studio, presented by DirecTV and AT&T, will return to the Toronto International Film Festival, offering exclusive video interviews with stars and directors ranging from Jennifer Lawrence and George Clooney, to Matt Damon and Emma Stone.

Some of the other actors and filmmakers scheduled to appear at the studio — running from Saturday to Tuesday — include: Christian Bale, Annette Bening, Steve Carell, Javier Bardem, Jessica Chastain, Penélope Cruz, Elle Fanning, Claire Foy, James Franco, Andrew Garfield, Jake Gyllenhaal, Armie Hammer, Diane Kruger, Brie Larson, Kate Mara, Rachel McAdams, Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Rosamund Pike, Margot Robbie, Vince Vaughn, Alicia Vikander, and Kristen Wiig.
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2017 Toronto International Film Festival Schedule

2017 Toronto International Film Festival Schedule

The 2017 Toronto International Film Festival announced it’s official schedule today. As we previously reported, “Disobedience” is part of their special presentations line-up. The festival runs from September 7 to 17, 2017 and the first screening will be held on Sunday, September 10th. Rachel is expected to attend the festival. Other guests expected to attend include Rachel’s costars Rachel Weisz and Alessandro Nivola and director Sebastián Lelio according to the official press release. For more information about the tickets and festival be sure to head over to the official website.

Disobedience | World Premiere | Special Presentations
Sunday September 10 – 06:00PM Princess of Wales
Monday September 11 – 4:45PM Scotia 2 (Industry & Press) & 06:00PM TBLB 1
Thursday September 14 – 4:45PM Scotia 3 (Industry & Press) & 03:00AM Ryerson
Saturday September 16 – 11:30PM Elgin

Furthermore, the programmers note has also been released for the movie, which you can find below and after the jump.

Disobedience | By Diana Sanchez
United Kingdom | 114 minutes | 2017 | 18A | Colour | English | World Premiere
Sebastián Lelio (A Fantastic Woman, Gloria) directs Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams in this adaptation of Naomi Alderman’s novel about a woman who returns home to her orthodox Jewish community in London and rekindles a romance with her cousin’s wife.

Love and faith are placed in dramatic opposition in this new film from Gloria writer-director Sebastián Lelio — whose equally stirring A Fantastic Woman also screens at this year’s Festival. Loosely based on British author Naomi Alderman’s novel and co-scripted with playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Lelio’s first film set outside of his native Chilé stars Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams as two passionate women caught on either side of the line that divides the devout from the secular.
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“Disobedience” News Round-Up

“Disobedience” News Round-Up

While we are eagerly anticipating the world premiere of “Disobedience” at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival in September, which was announced earlier this week, we will round-up the latest news on the movie in this post.

IMDB and Launching Films are reporting Curzon Artificial Eye is expected to release the movie on May 4, 2018 in the UK. It was previously set for March 30. No release date has been set for the USA. Film4 production site confirms the 2018 release for the UK. Earlier this year it was reported that the movie was acquired internationally during the Cannes market but the movie is still without a distributor in the USA. Hopefully it will get picked up during the upcoming fall festival season.

Film Music Reporter is reporting that Matthew Herbert is set as composter of the movie. Herbert previously worked with director Lelio on “A Fantastic Woman“. Furthermore, Nathan Nugent (Room, Frank) has been set as editor. Additionally, Benuts has announced they finished VFX (visual effects) on the movie.

Matthew Herbert has recently composed the music for the upcoming romantic drama Disobedience. The film is directed by Sebastian Lelio (Gloria, Christmas) and stars Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola. The movie is based on the novel of the same title by Naomi Alderman. Lelio also wrote the screenplay with Rebecca Lenkiewicz (Ida). Frida Torresblanco (Pan’s Labyrinth, Magic Magic) is producing the project for Braven Films, alongside Weisz for HGS Productions and Ed Guiney (Room, The Lobster, Frank) for Element Pictures. Disobedience will premiere in September at the Toronto Film Festival.

• Director Sebastián Lelio has been promoting his other film (“A Fantastic Woman”) and briefly mentioned “Disobedience” in various interviews. Firs up, he described the movie to Paris Match as “a melodrama like Douglas Sirk that tends towards noir.” Secondly, he called Rachel and costar Rachel Weisz “powerful actresses”. Finally, he revealed to Cinespagne.com earlier this month that the movie was in the final stages of post-production and that they had to work relatively fast, presumably in order to finish the movie in time for it’s world premiere at TIFF.

Don’t forget to follow our twitter account @rachelmonline for the latest news & updates.

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“Disobedience” Selected For TIFF 2017!

“Disobedience” Selected For TIFF 2017!

The Toronto International Film Festival just announced it’s first wave of movies (special presentations and galas) and it has been announced that “Disobedience” is part of their line-up as part of their special presentations program. According to their official website the screening will be a world premiere and the running time is 114 minutes. The 42nd Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 7 to 17, 2017. To see the full lineup, be sure to head over to the official website.

Disobedience | Directed by Sebastián Lelio
United Kingdom | 114 minutes | 2017 | Colour | English | World Premiere

Sebastián Lelio directs Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams in this adaptation of Naomi Alderman’s novel about a woman who returns home to her orthodox Jewish community in London and rekindles a romance with her cousin’s wife.

The schedule will be released on August 22nd. Film4 and FilmNation also just revealed the first look of the movie featuring Rachel and costar Rachel Weisz, which you can find after the jump, and we have added the still in our gallery as well.

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“Disobedience” Finds International Distributors

“Disobedience” Finds International Distributors

Variety is reporting that “Disobedience” was acquired for international territories, including in the UK and the Australia. It has not yet been reported if the movie found a distributor in the United States, but it was previously reported that the movie is expected to be released in 2017. The movie is currently in post-production and being sold at the Cannes buyers market.

Continuing to work with world-class directors from across the globe, Glen Basner’s FilmNation Entertainment has sold most of the world on its double bill of upcoming English-language movies from Sebastian Lelio: Romantic drama “Disobedience,” currently in post-production, starring Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz, Academy Award nominee Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola; and Lelio’s untitled film with Academy Award winner Julianne Moore, in a reimagining of his critically-acclaimed Berlinale 2015 smash hit “Gloria,” which is currently in pre-production.

”We feel very fortunate to work with Sebastian [Lelio] and some amazing producers on two truly special films. This is proof positive that excellence and boldness in film can still guarantee a filmmaker world class distribution,” said Glen Basner, FilmNation CEO.

As proof, “Disobedience” has been acquired by Curzon Artificial Eye for the U.K., Roadshow for Australia, Mars for France, Cinema SRL for Italy, Lev for Israel, and Pathe for Switzerland.

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group (SPWAG) has acquired multiple territories including Germany, Spain, Japan, CIS, South Korea, Benelux, Latin America, Greece, Portugal, Portugal, Turkey, all of Asia and South Africa.
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