We have the first look for you of Rachel attending the world premiere for “Disobedience” during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. Stay tuned for more coverage! With many thanks again to Sara from The Margot Corner for her donations.
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.
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].”
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.
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.
In our excitement of “Disobedience” getting selected for the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival we missed this news before. Turns out TIFF is hosting a special screening for “Mean Girls” as part of their Festival Street program. The screening will be held on Sunday September 10. This program is held on on King Street from Peter Street to University Avenue and the screenings and events are for free. The screening is preceded by Begone Dull Care, a hand-drawn animation features colours, shapes, and patterns painted directly onto clear 35mmfilm stock and set to the extraordinary jazz music of the Oscar Peterson Trio. For more information be sure to head over to TIFF’s official website.
Directed by Mark Waters \ USA \ 97 minutes \ 2004 \ PG \ Colour \ English
Canadian starlet Rachel McAdams made an indelible impact as Regina George, everyone’s favourite mean girl.
“Disobedience” will also have it’s first screening on September 10, as we previously reported. The festival runs from September 7 to 17, 2017 and Rachel is expected to attend the festival, most likely for the “Disobedience” screening.
Last night during the Mayweather versus McGregor fight a PSA broadcast aired to support tolerance and stop hate featuring stars lending their voice. Rachel joined the PSA and others include Michelle Rodríguez, Dakota Johnson, Will Arnett, LL Cool J and many more. In the words of Nelson Mandela, they lend their voice to supporting tolerance (#SupportTolerance) and urging people to join the fight again hate and bigotry.
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of their skin, or their background, or their religion. If people can learn to hate, they can be thought to love. For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. Even in the grimmest times, I have seem glimmers of humanity. That reassured me that our goodness is a flame that could never be extinguished.”
The PSA broadcast highlights Splcenter.org and their work, including initiatives for teaching tolerance. Be sure to head over to their website for more information. You can watch the PSA broadcast in our video archive and we have added the high definition screencaptures and on-set images shared by @machucapictures (see post after the jump) in our gallery.
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.