DISOBEDIENCE is an adaptation of Naomi Alderman’s book about a woman’s journey in the wake of her father’s death from her secular, even hedonist New York life, to the world of her childhood as a devout Jew in London. The film follows her as she struggles to figure out her identity, come to terms with her past, her love of a married woman, and the complex relationship with her father’s influence.
“ ★★★★ The Guardian. The drama is expertly controlled by Lelio, lit and shot in muted and subdued colour tones by cinematographer Danny Cohen and it has a very interesting musical score by Matthew Herbert... This is richly satisfying and powerfully acted work. ” more
“ ★★★★ Empire Online. An understated yet profound examination of identity and self-sacrifice, this honest depiction of repressed romance will unashamedly tug at every heart string. ” more
“ Rolling Stone. Without dialogue, Lelio creates a whole world that can be read eloquently and movingly on the faces of two superb actresses who give unstintingly to its creation. ” more
“ British Independent Film Awards 2018 - Best Supporting Actor - Alessandro Nivola ”