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Halloween Boutique Psychotronic Reviews – Volume 051 – DISOBEDIENCE (2017)

For our second lesbian arthouse film during Pride Month of June, Halloween Boutique Psychotronic Reviews has decided to look at one of the more popular films in the genre.  DISOBEDIENCE (2017) was noted by many critics in its initial release as a potential award winner during the year’s end.  Though it wasn’t nominated much nor win many, the film was critically praised by both audiences and critics alike.

Ronit (Rachel Weisz) is a fashion photographer in Manhattan.  During a shoot, she gets a call that her estranged father, an Orthodox Jewish rabbi, has passed away in her home city of London, England.  When she returns for the funeral and will, she reconnects with her old friends now married, Dovid (Alessandro Nivola) and Esti (Rachel McAdams).  Now an outcast to the community, Ronit must deal with the mixed reactions of her return as well as a past that still haunts her.

DISOBEDIENCE was directed by Chilean director Sebastian Lelio and co-written by screenwriter Rebecca Lenkiewicz.  The script is based of the novel of the same name by Naomi Alderman.  Produced by Rachel Weisz as a passion project, the film like many great films is mostly elapsed from public knowledge except by film lovers.  Your cohosts take a look at this interesting film and give their thoughts.

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