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Movie Review – Disobedience (2018)

Disobedience, 2018.

Written and Directed by Sebastián Lelio.

Starring Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola, Anton Lesser, Cara Horgan, Nicholas Woodeson, Allan Corduner, Sophia Brown, and Bernice Stegers.


A woman returns to the community that shunned her for her attraction to a childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.

Disobedience sees Oscar-winning filmmaker for last year’s foreign features, Sebastian Lelio, continuing to explore much of the same themes touched upon in A Fantastic Woman; grieving the loss of a loved one is a human right, self-discovery, freedom of choice, and how alienating society can be to those with differing beliefs and lifestyles. At the end of that review, I wrote that the message can essentially be tidily summed up as one pleading with people to simply treat everyone with human decency, something that isn’t hard at all to carry out in day-to-day life.

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