Apostasy

Apostasy
  • 2017
  • 1h 35min
  • Directed by: Daniel Kokotajlo
  • Cast: Molly Wright, Siobhan Finneran, Sacha Parkinson

Family drama set among a close-knit community of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Oldham. Ivanna (Finneran) is a single mother raising two daughters in accordance with her religious beliefs. When her elder daughter Luisa (Parkinson) begins to have doubts, Ivanna decides to match her youngest (Wright) to a church elder. Finneran is magnificent in this incendiary yet meticulously measured drama about the difficulties of reconciling the requirements of family and faith.

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Apostasy

23 Jul 20184 stars

Daniel Kokotajlo's accomplished debut makes its focus his former faith

A trio of Jehovah's Witnesses in different kinds of crisis are at the centre of the first feature from writer-director Daniel Kokotajlo, who was brought up in the faith. Siobhan Finneran (TV's Happy Valley) is Ivanna, a single mother in Oldham raising…

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