As devout Jehovah’s Witnesses, sisters Alex (Wright) and Luisa (Parkinson) and their mother, Ivanna (Finneran), are united in The Truth. But when Luisa starts to question the advice of the Elders, she makes a transgression that threatens to expel her from the congregation. Unless Ivanna and Alex can persuade her to return, they must shun Luisa completely. Written and directed by former Jehovah’s Witness, Daniel Kokotajlo, Apostasy provides rare insight into the complex nature of faith, family, duty and love.
“Daniel Kokotajlo’s debut about life among a religious community in Oldham is authentic, sensitive and subtle but has a sledgehammer narrative punch” ★★★★ The Guardian