This fresh, unadorned first feature from director Daniel Kokotajlo carries an unmistakable note of authenticity from its very first scenes. Set in a Jehovah’s Witness community in England, the film’s strength and power lies in its directness and the incredible performances of newcomers Molly Wright and Sacha Parkinson as two daughters raised in The Truth. Shooting in Greater Manchester, Kokotajlo guides us through the emotional depths of a family whose hearts are fractured by colliding beliefs. Apostasy marks the arrival of a fine new talent.
We review this film in our July film podcast. Skip to the 6.15 mark to hear what we had to say!
We will be joined by director Daniel Kokotajlo and actresses Molly Wright and Sacha Parkinson for a Q&A following our preview screening at 20:30 on Wed 18 July.
Apostasy goes on general release on Fri 27 Jul.