What Movies to See (or Skip) in Australian Cinemas This June


Starring: Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz, Alessandro Nivola, Anton Lesser, Cara Horgan

Directed by: Sebastián Lelio

What is it? An exiled woman returns to her Orthodox Jewish community after the death of her father and rekindles a forbidden romance.

You’ll like it if you liked: “A Fantastic Woman” or “Gloria,” two other female-driven films by Mr. Lelio.

Critic’s take: “In ‘Disobedience,’ the emotions are reserved, the palette muted, the rooms claustrophobic, the storytelling restrained. It’s almost a surprise that Ronit (Rachel Weisz), a successful art photographer living in New York, can breathe, given how drained of oxygen this frustrating movie is.”

Australia release date: June 14

Read the full review by Manohla Dargis.


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