In recent years director Sebastián Lelio has emerged as one of the brightest creative talents in Chile. He is becoming well known for his intense and passionate examinations of the alienated, and their struggle against the oppression of society. His latest film centres around two women and how their burgeoning relationship rankles with those around them.

James Kleinmann from HeyUGuys sat down with the director, and during the interview Lelio talks about working with Weisz and McAdams, what made them so right for the role and they also talks of his Best Foreign Language Film of the Year Oscar win for A Fantastic Woman (Una Mujer Fantástica). Disobedience had its US Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this week, and is in select US cinemas from Friday 27th April, nationwide from 18th May.

Here’s the interview,

Disobedience Movie Synopsis

From a screenplay by Sebastián Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz, and based on Naomi Alderman’s book, the film follows a woman (Rachel Weisz) as she returns to the community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to a childhood friend (Rachel McAdams). Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.