Tribeca 2018: Disobedience: The Epic Orthodox Jewish Lesbian Romance

Based on the novel of the same name, Disobedience is the epic romance film that the Orthodox Jewish LGBTQ community has been waiting for. The film is the second consecutive film from director Sebastián Lelio to hit very close to home for this film critic–being both a transgender woman and a member of the Orthodox Jewish LGBTQ community.  Sebastián Lelio, who also directed A Fantastic Woman starring Daniela Vega, and Rebecca Lenkiewicz adapted Naomi Alderman’s award-winning…

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Oscars 2018: A Fantastic Woman wins Best Foreign Language Film

A Fantastic Woman took home the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film during the 90th Academy Awards ceremony. It was A Fantastic Woman director Sebastián Lelio who accepted the win for Chile’s winning film during the ceremony.  He was joined on stage by a few members of the cast and crew, including transgender actress Daniela Vega.  Vega was one of a very few transgender people to actually play a transgender person in a feature film. Thank…

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TRAILER: Transgender Actress Daniela Vega stars in A Fantastic Woman

Transgender actress Daniela Vega stars in A Fantastic Woman and could very well make history at the Oscars by becoming the first transgender actress nominated for an acting role in the foreign language film should Sony Pictures Classics play their cards right. Here’s the first US trailer for the film: Vegas stars as Marina, a young waitress and aspiring singer.  Her boyfriend, Orlando, falls ill and dies before reaching the hospital.  Instead of being able…

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TIFF: Disobedience focuses on Lesbian Romance in Orthodox Jewish community

Disobedience is one of the many films to make its world premiere at next month’s Toronto International Film Festival.  It’s also one to hit close to home in that it is set within an Orthodox Jewish community involves a same-sex romance. Directed by Sebastián Lelio from a screenplay by Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz, the film stars Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola.  The film is an adaptation of the award-winning novel of the same…

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