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"Disobedience" (2017): "Forbidden-Love Romance Is Scorching" says Rolling Stone
A woman returns to the community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to a female childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality. ****************************** Title: Disobedience (2017) Genre: Drama, Romance Duration: 1 hr 54 mins (for movie) with 1-hour Coffee Hour first World Premiere: Toronto International Film Festival - September 10, 2017 Director: Sebastián Lelio Stars: Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola Countries: Irish-British-American production Language: English with Thai subtitles The cinema and coffee hour locations (in the central business district) and other details, will be announced in an email by 12:00 Noon on the day of showing (after the showing schedules are released on the Internet as they often change daily). The movie will be preceded by a one-hour coffee/snack time starting at 7:00 PM. After the movie, we will have a 15-minute discussion. You can attend the coffee hour and/or the movie. Art, Organizer Bangkok Coffee and Movie Meetup Group *********************************** From the "Rolling Stone" magazine review by Peter Travers, who rated this movie 3.5 stars out of 4 stars: This is a tale of forbidden love set against an atmosphere of repression that only adds fuel to the fire. Like all meaningful movies about the mysteries of love – the movie never tips its hand to indicate where it's going. Director and co-writer Sebastián Lelio, lets action define character. Ronit and Esti exchange glances that are a roadmap to complex emotions and clashing worlds. The former's bohemian lifestyle is a rebuke to everything her father taught her, and Weisz gives a blazing performance that nails every subversive impulse in a character who only thinks she has it together. McAdams, for her part, is quietly devastating as a wife trying to measure what would be lost if she broke free to follow her heart. The two women sneak off to a hotel. What electrifies is the sight of two people expressing a fervor that runs deeper than sex. Weisz and McAdams, two extraordinary actresses at the top of their game, cut so deep into their characters you can almost feel their nerve endings. And Lelio lets their feelings play out, not in romantic fantasy, but in a real world where honesty comes at a price. Nivolo, as the pious husband, caught between flesh and spirit and searching for answers he can't find in the Torah, tears at the heart. Disobedience is a film that never preaches or judges. Without dialogue, Lelio creates a whole world that can be read eloquently and movingly on the faces of two superb actresses who give unstintingly to its creation. "May you live a long life," are the words exchanged frequently in this insular community. But for Esti and Ronit, it's ultimately the question of how you live a life that gives the film its soulful resonance. Their scenes together achieve a stabbing pathos that never crosses into sentimentality or sham. No one who sees the groundbreaking trail that the movie blazes is going to shut up about it. And why should they? You can discover a lot about yourself by getting lost in such a transcendent ode to passion. Surrender to it.

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What we're about

Joining this group is a good way to meet interesting people, socialize, and make new friends over coffee as well as see great movies at various Bangkok cinemas.

Quite a variety of people attend our meetups. There are Thais and expats from all over the world.

Everything happens in a quiet, relaxed atmosphere of coffee and snacks for an hour before the movie. In addition, you can stay with us after the coffee hour for a movie at one of Bangkok's leading cinemas, usually SF Cinema City at the Terminal 21 Shopping Center, easily accessible by either the BTS Skytrain or the MRT (underground line). After the movie, we have an interesting 15-minute discussion of the movie.

Over the years, we have seen many highly rated films. During the Academy Awards season (Oscars), we usually see all Oscar-nominated films shown in Bangkok. Also, we have seen many outstanding international documentary films from the Thailand Documentary Club and shown at SF Cinemas or the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand.

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