APOSTASY (14 November 2019)

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

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