Disobedience

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Now fully crossed over into English-language filmmaking (following in the footsteps of his Hollywood-focused countryman Pablo Larraín), Chilean director Sebastián Lelio continues his series of films about women and discrimination with Disobedience. This time out, he examines the difficult dialogue between sexuality and religion through the story of Ronit (an excellent Rachel Weisz), a Londoner who has left her Orthodox Jewish home under difficult circumstances to become a photographer in New York, but now returns to her homeland for the funeral of her rabbi father, whose death symbolizes her detachment from her cultural roots.