A Deep Dive into Faith, Desire, and Freedom
“Disobedience” (2017) is a profound exploration of faith, freedom, and forbidden love directed by Sebastián Lelio. Starring Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, and Alessandro Nivola, the film delves into the intricacies of human relationships and the perennial conflict between individual desires and communal expectations.
Navigating Traditions and Desires
Set against the backdrop of an orthodox Jewish community, “Disobedience” follows Ronit (Rachel Weisz), a woman who returns to her childhood home after her father's death, only to find herself drawn to her childhood friend Esti (Rachel McAdams). As their forbidden relationship rekindles, the characters grapple with their faith, their desires, and the community that shapes their lives. The ensuing narrative is a poignant reflection on love, autonomy, and the cost of freedom.
Sebastián Lelio’s masterful storytelling and the stellar performances of the lead actors bring to life a narrative that is both intimate and universal. “Disobedience” invites viewers to contemplate the delicate balance between societal norms and personal fulfillment, offering a nuanced portrayal of the human experience.
Where to Watch "Disobedience"
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In the United States, you can stream "Disobedience" on Starz Apple TV Channel, Starz Roku Premium Channel, Hoopla, Starz, or Starz Amazon Channel or you can buy it on platforms like Apple TV, Amazon Video, Google Play Movies, YouTube, Vudu, Microsoft Store, Redbox, DIRECTV, or AMC on Demand.
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In the United Kingdom, viewers can stream the film on Disney Plus or Curzon Amazon Channel, and it is available to buy on Amazon Video, Apple TV, Google Play Movies, Sky Store, Chili, YouTube, Rakuten TV, and Curzon Home Cinema.
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In Germany, "Disobedience" is available to stream on Home of Horror, Filmtastic, and ArthouseCNMA, and for purchase on Apple TV, Amazon Video, Google Play Movies, YouTube, Sky Store, Rakuten TV, maxdome Store, MagentaTV, Chili, and Microsoft Store.
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Brazilian viewers can stream "Disobedience" on Oi Play and purchase it on Apple TV, Google Play Movies, Microsoft Store, Claro video, and Amazon Video.
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In Spain, the film can be bought on Apple TV, Rakuten TV, Google Play Movies, Amazon Video, and Movistar Plus.
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French audiences can buy "Disobedience" on Apple TV, Google Play Movies, Orange VOD, YouTube, FILMO, Canal VOD, Bbox VOD, Rakuten TV, and Universcine.
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Canadians can stream the film on Hoopla, iciTouTV, Sundance Now Amazon Channel, Sundance Now, MUBI, and AMC+ Amazon Channel, and it can be bought on Apple TV and Cineplex.
There are currently no streaming offers in the AU.
For those in Australia, "Disobedience" is available to buy on Apple TV, Amazon Video, Google Play Movies, YouTube, Telstra TV, and Fetch TV.
“Disobedience” has been lauded for its powerful storytelling and exceptional performances. The film’s contemplative exploration of desire and identity within the constraints of tradition has resonated with audiences and critics alike, earning it numerous accolades and nominations.
- Sebastián Lelio’s insightful direction and the compelling narrative of “Disobedience” have made it a notable entry in the realm of contemporary cinema focused on themes of love and identity.
- The intense and nuanced performances of Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams have been widely praised, adding a layer of depth to the exploration of forbidden love within a strict religious community.
“Disobedience” is a cinematic gem that delves deep into the human psyche, exploring themes of love, faith, and freedom. It’s a compelling watch that prompts viewers to reflect on their own beliefs and desires. The film's emotive storytelling, complemented by commendable performances, makes it a standout piece in modern cinema, resonating with individuals seeking to understand the balance between tradition and self-expression.