Whatever is going on in the Chilean filmmaking community, we don’t want it to stop. Last year, we got treated to a double whammy of films from Pablo Larrain with “Neruda” and “Jackie.” Now, his colleague Sebastian Lelio is gearing up for a two-fer of his own. Earlier this year he unveiled the excellent “A Fantastic Woman,” and while that movie is headed to the Toronto International Film Festival to continue picking up accolades, the director will also be unveiling a new picture with “Disobedience.”
Starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams, and based on the book by Naomi Alderman, the film tells the story of a woman who must return to the London Orthodox Jewish community she fled years prior after the death of her father, who was the preeminent rabbi. Here’s the synopsis:
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.
“Disobedience” will be making its World Premiere at TIFF, which runs from September 7-17.