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From Page To Screen: Disobedience (2017) (15)

24apr2:00 pmFrom Page To Screen: Disobedience (2017) (15)Bridport's Film Festival

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Bridport’s definitive film festival celebrating the art of literary adaptation.

This year’s guest curator will be Screenwriter and Director, Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

Guest curator Rebecca Lenkiewicz shares writing credit with Chilean director 

Sebastián Lelio in this compelling adaptation of Naomi Alderman’s novel, winner of the 2006 Orange prize for New Writing. Ronit (Rachel Weisz), a capricious New York-based photographer, returns to London following the death of her estranged father, the revered rabbi of an Orthodox Jewish community. She is startled to find that Esti (Rachel McAdams), sweetheart of the teen romance that led to her exile, is now married to devout new rabbi Dovid (Alessandro Nivola). 

Undercurrents of attraction, anguish and guilt swirl beneath the conformity and tradition of the Orthodox community, as the protagonists are torn between conflicting loyalties. Oscar-winning director Lelio paints London with moody monochrome clarity, and Weisz, McAdams and Nivola deliver captivating performances, supported by a tremendous cast.

DIRECTOR | Sebastián Lelio
STARS | Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola
SOURCE TEXT | Disobedience by Naomi Alderman
SCREENWRITER | Rebecca Lenkiewicz and Sebastián Lelio


For more information please visit

Bridport Arts Centre

Wednesday 24th April at 2pm

Tickets: Adult £6 | Cons & U25’s £5

Purchase tickets  for all morning and afternoon films and get them for £32. That’s a 50% discount.

Tickets available from Bridport Tourist Information Centre, Bridport Town Hall, South Street DT6 3LF. Tel: 01308 424901 or



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