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.