News // FIRST SCREENERS OF THE SEASON ARRIVE

The drama, Disobedience, is the first official screener to be sent to industry insiders ahead of the upcoming awards season.



Sebastían Lelio's romantic drama, Disobedience, is the first screener to arrive in industry insiders' hands hoping to make an early play for votes in this year's awards season. The drama stars Oscar-nominee Rachel McAdams and Oscar-winner Rachel Weisz.


The film follows a woman who returns to her Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her for her attraction to a female childhood friend. Back together, the two reignite their passions. Disobedience is based on Naomi Alderman's book of the same name, with Alessandro Nivola co-starring.


After premiering at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, Bleecker Street released the film in limited release this past April. Critics generally praised the film, especially pointing out both McAdams and Weisz's performances.


With the screener, a layout of how the film will be campaigned includes the following notes:


BEST PICTURE - Frida Torresblanco, Ed Guiney, Rachel Weisz

BEST DIRECTING - Sebastían Lelio

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY - Sebastían Lelio, Rebecca Lenkiewicz

BEST ACTRESS - Rachel Weisz

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Rachel McAdams

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - Alessandro Nivola

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - Danny Cohen

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN - Sarah Finlay, Alexandra Slade

BEST FILM EDITING - Nathan Nugent

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - Mathew Herbert

BEST COSTUME DESIGN - Odile Dicks-Mireaux


It may get lost in the shuffle of awards season, or it may thrive. Right now, it's not on many prognosticators' radars, but its stellar reviews and this early campaigning may prove fruitful.

© 2018 by Scottie Knollin.

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