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Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams Star in Disobedience: Based on the book by Naomi Alderman #book2movie

Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz star in Disobedience

Why so secretive? Did Disobedience slip through the cracks because it features a lesbian love affair? Based on the book by Naomi Alderman, Disobedience stars Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz and is in theaters now!

The logline

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.

About the book

When a young photographer living in New York learns that her estranged father, a well-respected rabbi, has died, she can no longer run away from the truth, and soon sets out for the Orthodox Jewish community in London where she grew up.

Back for the first time in years, Ronit can feel the disapproving eyes of the community. Especially those of her beloved cousin, Dovid, her father’s favorite student and now an admired rabbi himself, and Esti, who was once her only ally in youthful rebelliousness. Now Esti is married to Dovid, and Ronit is shocked by how different they both seem, and how much greater the gulf between them is.
But when old flames reignite and the shocking truth about Ronit and Esti’s relationship is revealed, the past and present converge in this award-winning and critically acclaimed novel about the universality of love and faith, and the strength and sacrifice it takes to fight for what you believe in—even when it means disobedience.
Clearly, this is an intriguing and powerful story about faith and forbidden love, one rarely told. Have you read the book? Is the movie on your list? 

Let’s check out the trailer.

Tell me what you think in the comment section below. I’m all ears!
Connecting with Joy Weese Moll’s British Isles Friday where others may share my interest in seeing London’s Jewish Orthodox community. I imagine this film is the closest  I'll get.