Sebastián Lelio’s DISOBEDIENCE, produced by Element Pictures (ROOM, THE LOBSTER), has been selected to play at this year’s prestigious Toronto International Film Festival.
DISOBEDIENCE marks the English language debut of Sebastián Lelio best known for the hit Chilean films GLORIA (2013) and A FANTASTIC WOMAN (2016).
Based on the novel by Naomi Alderman, the story revolves around Ronit (Rachel Weisz (MY COUSIN RACHEL)), the estranged daughter of a rabbi, who returns from New York to the Orthodox Jewish neighbourhood she grew up in North London, following her father’s death. Her arrival causes upheaval in the quiet community. The film also stars Rachel McAdams (SPOTLIGHT) and Alessandro Nivola (AMERICAN HUSTLE).
DISOBEDIENCE is financed by Film 4 and Film Nation. It is an Element Pictures/ LC6 Productions / Braven Films production. Film Nation is the worldwide sales agent for the film.
DISOBEDIENCE is directed by Sebastián Lelio and written by Sebastián Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz. It is produced by Frida Torresblanco, Ed Guiney and Rachel Weisz.