Toronto Jewish Film Festival 2018: ‘Disobedience’

Sebastián Lelio (A Fantastic Woman) follows up his recent Oscar win with Disobedience, an unforgettable drama that will have everyone talking.

After being told her father has died, Ronit (Rachel Weisz) returns home to attend the funeral of the highly-respected rabbi.  She feels unwanted upon arrival, but Ronit expected those feelings having been shunned by her Orthodox North London community.  She reunites with estranged friends Dovid (Alessandro Nivola) and Esti (Rachel McAdams), who have since married each other.  However, as Esti and Ronit exchange frail conversations and coy expressions, it’s obvious that some unresolved issues extend past the surface.  Dovid, an Orthodox traditionalist who has been influenced by Ronit’s late father, feels pressure to stay true to his values but also keep certain secrets suppressed for the good of his family, even if those unspoken words are yearning to be embraced.

Performed with mannered expertise and pulsating with cultural and sexual tension, Disobedience is sure to strike several nerves with movie goers.

Catch Disobedience at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival on:

Saturday, May 12 at 9:00 p.m. @ Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema


Click here for more festival details and to buy tickets.

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