Them That Follow

Them That Follow
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Britt Poulton, Dan Madison Savage
  • Cast: Olivia Colman, Kaitlyn Dever, Alice Englert, Jim Gaffigan, Walton Goggins, Thomas Mann, Lewis Pullman

In a Pentecostal congregation in the remote Appalachians, Mara (Englert) has promised herself to one man but has been having an affair with nonbeliever Augie (Mann), son of the local gas station attendant (Colman). Despite a pulpy set-up and a melodramatic third act, it pulls off its more outlandish elements with sheer conviction and talent.

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Them That Follow

26 Jun 20194 stars

EIFF 2019: Religious fervour powers this impressive debut, starring Olivia Colman and Walton Goggins

Led by pastor Lemuel (Walton Goggins), a Pentecostal congregation reside in isolation atop an Appalachian mountain. Proving their devotion to God by handling wild snakes – if someone is bitten, they're left to fight the poison without medical attention…

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