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Alessandro Nivola

Alessandro Nivola is an American actor and producer who has starred in feature films such as Face/Off, American Hustle, A Most Violent Year, and Selma. He stars as Rabbi Dovid Kuperman in Sebastián Lelio’s Disobedience.

In 2013, Nivola was among The New York Times critics’ picks for an Oscar nomination for his performance opposite Elle Fanning and Annette Bening in Sally Potter’s film Ginger & Rosa. He starred in the 2010 Off-Broadway revival of Sam Shepard’s A Lie Of The Mind directed by Ethan Hawke and in 2013 as Sir Robert Morton in the Broadway revival of Terrence Rattigan’s The Winslow Boy. He returned to Broadway in the fall of 2014 starring opposite Bradley Cooper in a revival of The Elephant Man.

In 2012, Nivola established the film and television production company King Bee Productions with his wife, actress Emily Mortimer. Their first project was a six-part television series called Doll & Em which Nivola produced and Mortimer wrote and starred in. The programme aired on Sky Living in the UK. Nivola and Mortimer also produced To Dust, official selection at the 2018 UK Jewish Film Festival.

Jason Solomons

Jason Solomons is one of the UK’s most respected film critics. He’s a journalist, broadcaster and author, over all the major awards, festivals and movie releases for outlets including BBC News, Sky News, BBC Radio 4 and Radio 2,.

Jason’s debut book, Woody Allen: Film by Film (Carlton Books) came out to much acclaim in 2015 and includes an exclusive interview with Woody, conducted at the 68th Cannes Film Festival.

Jason’s series Movie Talk for London Live, has aired in 25 countries around the world. His guest list has included Tim Roth, Marion Cotillard, Terence Stamp, Gemma Arterton, Mira Nair, Sir Alan Parker, Viggo Mortensen, Rupert Everett, Alfred Molina, Ray Winstone, Nic Roeg, Ralph Fiennes, Emily Mortimer, Michael Shannon, Geena Davis, Asif Kapadia and John Goodman.

You can hear his entertaining broadcasts on his weekly slot, every Thursday, with Robert Elms on BBC Radio London focusing on London’s film-makers and the city’s world-class movie scene.

Films screening at this event

Disobedience

Director
Sebastián Lelio
Cast
Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola
Country
Ireland, UK, USA
Year
2017
Duration
114 min

Ronit (Oscar winning Rachel Weisz), a free-spirited New York photographer, is back in London following the sudden death of her estranged rabbi father. Her reunion with Esti (Rachel McAdams), the woman with whom she shared an illicit attraction as a young woman, fills both with excitement and fear. Ronit has already made her choice, but will Esti, who is now married to Ronit’s childhood friend Dovid (Alessandro Nivola), find the courage to turn her back on tradition and follow her heart? Disobedience, directed by Sebastián Lelio (A Fantastic Woman), is a stunning adaptation of Naomi Alderman’s thought-provoking novel.

Warning: Film contains scenes of an explicit sexual nature.
Certificate: 15