Rachel Weisz And Rachel McAdams Are High-Stakes Lovers In “Disobedience” Trailer

A forbidden romance blossoms in a tight-knit Orthodox Jewish community.

The first trailer has dropped for Disobedience, the forbidden lesbian romance from South America filmmaker Sebastián Lelio.

In the film, Rachel Weisz stars as Ronit, an Orthodox Jewish woman who returns to her religious community after years of estrangement. Ronit was shunned in her youth for her attraction to her friend Esti (Rachel McAdams), but has come back in the wake of her father’s death.

Her return brings old feelings back to the surface for Esti, now married to Ronit’s cousin, and the two grapple with faith, loyalty, and mutual attraction.

 

Adapted from Naomi Alderman’s 2006 novel of the same name, Disobedience is Lelio’s first English-language film: The Argentinian-Chilean filmmaker last directed A Fantastic Woman, about a transgender woman suspected of killing her boyfriend.

Starring trans actress Daniela Vega, it’s currently up for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Disobedience, which is currently rated 93% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, opens on April 27, 2018.

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