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Faith and Love Collide in the Trailer and Poster for ‘Disobedience’ starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams

Last fall we were pretty excited for the prospect of the Sebastián Leilo’s English-language debut Disobedience, starring Oscar winner Rachel Weisz and Oscar nominee Rachel McAdams, to make a play during Oscar season but it didn’t quite pan out. After it debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival to strong reviews (especially for its cast), we waited to see who would scoop it up and if they’d make a play for a 2017 release. Bleecker Street nabbed it but held onto it for spring.

Based the 2006 novel of the same name by Naomi Alderman, Disobedience tells the story of a lesbian romance against the backdrop of an Orthodox Jewish setting. When Ronit (Weisz) returns home after her rabbi father dies, it stirs up dormant feelings in Esti (McAdams), an old childhood friend who is already under the watchful eye of her rabbi husband (played by Alessandro Nivola).

The trailer and the poster pull no punches with the eroticism of Ronit and Esti’s secret tryst and explores the binds of faith and the truth of love as defiance.

Bleecker Street will release Disobedience on April 27th.

Here is the trailer and poster.

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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