Preview: Apostasy + Director Q&A
Preview: Apostasy + Director Q&A

Preview: Apostasy + Director Q&A 15


Please note: This was screened in July 2018

Dan Kokotajlo
Siobhan Finneran, Robert Emms, Sacha Parkinson
96 mins, 2017, UK

Written and directed by Daniel Kokotajlo, a former Jehovah's Witness, this is a remarkable, authentic, and rare insight into the complex nature of faith, family, duty and love.

As devout Jehovah's Witnesses, sisters Alex (Molly Wright) and Luisa (Sacha Parkinson) and their mother, Ivanna (Siobhan Finneran), are united in The Truth. Alex looks up to her confident older sister, while striving to follow in Ivanna's footsteps as a ‘good Witness'. But when Luisa starts to question the advice of the Elders, she makes a life-altering transgression that threatens to expel her from the congregation. Thus begins an unexpected turn of events that throw the whole family into a heartbreaking moral test of faith versus love…

Sensitive, subtle and respectful - this is a moving exploration of the dilemma between religion and humanity.

Followed by a Q&A with director Dan Kokotajlo. The film then opens on Fri 27 July for at least one week.