WATCH: Rachel McAdams And Rachel Weisz Are Forbidden Lovers In ‘Disobedience’

lesbian drama disobedience

A tale of a forbidden lesbian romance starring actresses Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams has gotten rave reviews.

The upcoming film Disobedience, based on a novel by Naomi Alderman and directed by Sebastián Lelio, focuses on the relationship between between two women from an Orthodox Jewish community.


Weisz plays Ronit Krushka, a woman who returns to her hometown in London after the death of her father.

She rekindles a passionate romance with her cousin’s wife Esti Kuperman (played by McAdams), after being shunned for the attraction to her childhood friend years earlier.

The film first premiered at last year’s Toronto Film Festival to critical acclaim and has scored an impressive 93% approval rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

The film is Lelio’s first English-language feature, and his acclaimed transgender drama A Fantastic Woman picked up an Oscar nomination last month for Best Foreign Language Film.

Disobedience will be released in the US on April 27 but doesn’t have an Australian release date yet.

Watch the trailer below: