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Apostasy Rated PG

Apostasy

Dir. Daniel Kokotajlo. UK, 2017. 1h 35m. Starring Siobhan Finneran, Robert Emms, Sacha Parkinson, Steve Evets, James Quinn, Molly Wright.

After committing a life-changing transgression, the daughter of a devout Jehovah’s Witness is shunned by her congregation and throws her own family into crisis. Written and directed by a former Jehovah's Witness, this remarkable debut film that provides a rare insight into the complex nature of faith and family duty.

'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

'Finneran gives a haunting, deeply affecting performance as the mother losing her family and being driven towards solitude because of her beliefs.' ★★★★ Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent