Additional production stills of “Disobedience” have been added in our gallery. The first on-set image featuring Rachel and director Sebastián Lelio have also been added. The movie will be released in selected theaters in the United States on April 27 and August 24 in the United Kingdom.
From a screenplay by Sebastián Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz, and based on Naomi Alderman’s book, the film follows a woman (Rachel Weisz) as she returns to the community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to a childhood friend (Rachel McAdams). Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.
It’s a good day to be a Rachel McAdams fan! Bleecker Street released the very first trailer for “Disobedience“, after the second trailer for “Game Night” was released earlier today. The movie premiered last year during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. You can find the trailer in our video archive and the high definition screencaptures in our gallery. We also added the first posters & key-art. Bleecker Street will release the movie in the Spring in the USA, on April 27th. Be sure to ‘like’ and follow the official facebook page for the movie.
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” has received a R rating according to Film Ratings. Bleecker Street picked up the rights for the movie in the United States and is aiming for an April 27, 2018 release. Curzon Artificial Eye will release the movie on August 24, 2018 in the UK.
Rated R for some strong sexuality.
“Disobedience” is part of the 41st Annual Göteborg Film Festival international competition with it’s first screening on February 2, 2018. Furthermore, it has also been announced that the movie is part Dublin International Film Festival with a screening on March 1st. For more information be sure to head over to their official website.
The 41st Annual Göteborg Film Festival unveiled it’s lineup earlier this week and “Disobedience” is part of it’s lineup. The movie will make it’s European premiere during the festival and it’s part of their International Competition selection. The festival runs from January 26 to February 5.
Disobedience (International Competition)
Sebastián Lelio | 114min | United States, United Kingdom, Ireland
Year: 2017 | Language: English | EUROPEAN PREMIERE
Sparks fly from Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams in Sebastián Lelio’s (Gloria) charged drama about a New York photographer forced to return to her Orthodox Jewish home.
When Ronit’s father, a rabbi, dies, she heads off to London and the districts, the family and the friends she once left behind. Back home are the old best-friends Dovid and Esti, now married to each other. While Dovid prepares to assume leadership of the congregation, the deeply religious Esti and the black sheep Ronit find their way back to a forbidden flame, which might destroy everything. Disobedience is not just a film about religion and its tight reins, but above all a wonderfully humanistic story about empathy, understanding, forgiveness and about discovering and fighting for what you really believe in. And about freedom being a gift that entails loss.
Bleecker Street announced their upcoming schedule for their 2018 slate and “Disobedience” is among them. The movie will be released on April 27, 2018 in the United States. It was announced before that the movie will be released on May 4, 2018 in the UK.
Bleecker Street has announced release dates for their first five titles for 2018. Following two acquisitions out of the Toronto International Film Festival, Sebastián Lelio’s Disobedience and Dominic Cooke’s On Chesil Beach, Bleecker Street has also dated Mark Pellington’s new drama Nostalgia (following up the 2017 Shirley MacLaine starrer, The Last Word) and has partnered with Shivani Rawat’s ShivHans Pictures on Brad Anderson’s political thriller Beirut (formerly titled High Wire Act). The company will also release writer/director Elizabeth Chomko’s debut feature, What They Had, in 2018.
DISOBEDIENCE – APRIL 27
From a screenplay by Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz, the film follows a woman as she returns from New York after the death of her estranged rabbi father to the Orthodox Jewish community in North London where she grew up. Once back at home, she stirs up controversy when she shows an interest in a childhood friend. The film stars Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola.
Screen Daily is reporting that Bleecker Street has acquired the rights for “Disobedience” in the US and looks like they will be aiming for a release in 2018. The movie premiered earlier this month during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival with rave reviews for Rachel’s performance. The movie was already picked up internationally and will be released on May 4, 2018 in the UK.
Bleecker Street has acquired US rights to Sebastian Lelio’s Disobedience, the drama starring Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola that premiered in Toronto.
Lelio’s English-language debut centres on a Jewish community in north London as a New York-based photographer returns for her father’s funeral and rekindles a friendship with another woman.
Lelio wrote the screenplay with Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Frida Torresblanco produced for Braven Films, Ed Guiney for Element Pictures, and Rachel Weisz for LC6 Productions. Film4 developed the film and co-financed with the film’s internationals sales agent FilmNation.
“Sebastian has captured, with real authenticity, the universality of love and faith, and the strength and sacrifice it takes to fight for what you believe in,” Bleecker Street CEO Andrew Karpen said. “We’re excited to bring Rachel Weisz’s, Rachel McAdams’ and Alessandro Nivola’s powerful and honest performances to audiences across the country next year.”