Apostasy

Apostasy

Apostasy

Under the judgement of her Jehovah's Witness circle, a young woman is forced to shun her own sister. The action causes her to question the meaning of God's love.

"Apostasy depicts the growing rift in a family — a mother and two daughters — who are rigorously devoted to their religion. Raised in The Truth, as the faith is known to Jehovah's Witnesses, sisters Alex, 18, and Louisa, 21, take their religious mission door to door amongst a large Pakistani community in Oldham, Greater Manchester. It comes as a shock to both Alex (Molly Wright) and the girls' equally devout mother, Ivanna (Siobhan Finneran), when Louisa (Sacha Parkinson) starts seeing a young man who is a non-believer and begins pushing back against Ivanna's straightjacket of values. The Elders of the church watch carefully and Louisa is condemned for having lost her way." (Toronto International Film Festival)

2017Rating: PG, Adult themes95 minsUK
DramaFestival & Independent
80%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

However stances may vary on this intelligent, incendiary material, it’s hard to see many remaining unmoved by the superb performances of Kokotajlo’s three leads.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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It shows that Kokotajlo can really do something so many new British film-makers can’t or won’t: tell a story.

4.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Restores faith in British cinema.

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Variety

Variety

press

However stances may vary on this intelligent, incendiary material, it’s hard to see many remaining unmoved by the superb performances of Kokotajlo’s three leads.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It shows that Kokotajlo can really do something so many new British film-makers can’t or won’t: tell a story.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Restores faith in British cinema.

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