Director Sebastian Lelio on connecting with strong women

Director Sebastian Lelio's Disobedience features women with independent minds like his previous two films

Rachel McAdams (left) and Rachel Weisz are in a triangular love story in Disobedience.
Rachel McAdams (left) and Rachel Weisz are in a triangular love story in Disobedience.PHOTO: SONY PICTURES
Rachel McAdams (left) and Rachel Weisz are in a triangular love story in Disobedience.
Chilean director Sebastian Lelio PHOTO: SONY PICTURES

Chilean director Sebastian Lelio has a knack for telling stories about free-spirited women who buck social conventions.

A Fantastic Woman (2017), his touching tale of a transgender woman dealing with the sudden loss of her partner, won this year's Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. He was nominated for the same award with Gloria (2013), about a woman in her 50s who still feels young.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 28, 2018, with the headline 'Connecting with strong women'. Subscribe