Saturday, 9 June 2018

No. 46 (2018) Disobedience June 2nd.

Film No 46 (2018) June 2nd.  11:00 AM  LUNA PALACE Leederville . 

"I think he thought that marriage would cure me".(Esti explains to Ronit the reason for one of the major changes   which had taken place in her life).

Terms such as slow burn, insightful, tense then finally, heartfelt and emotionally powerful describe Disobedient. Never a relaxing watch, the film explores life where people, in this case Ronit (Rachel Weisz), Esti (Rachel McAdams) and Dovid (Alessandro Nivola) childhood friends, each brought up as orthodox Jews reunite under strained circumstances. It's evident early  why Ronit left
suddenly in search of a new life in New York city. No one has heard from her in years. Then Ronit returns after receiving word her father, a Jewish leader, had died suddenly. The film, put simply, captures the puzzle of unresolved issues lying thick in the air after her exit. Weisz and McAdams have a brooding chemistry and Nivola goes a way to stealing the show with his calm, insightful performance. Don't see Disobedience if your mood requires  a light, fun film. Sebastian Lelio's (A Fantastic Woman) film is neither fun nor light but it is very good. 10GUMS


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