Director: Daniel Kokotajlo
Nominee for Outstanding British Debut, BAFTAs 2019
Cast: Robert Emms, Bronwyn James, Siobhan Finneran
English UK 95 minutes Cert PG
UK release date: Jul 2018
Daniel Kokotajlo’s low-budget drama gives audiences a revealing and very uncomfortable insight into the lives of Jehovah’s Witnesses. It’s the story of three women in a northern English town – a mother and two young adult daughters – whose ties to the group put severe pressure on their relationships with each other.
“An utterly absorbing and accomplished debut feature … The performances of Finneran, Wright and Parkinson are tremendous … a supremely intelligent and gripping drama.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
“As debut British films go, Apostasy is one of the hardest-hitting in recent memory: scrupulously researched, and drawn from the life experience of its maker.” – Tim Robey, The Telegraph