Back to Films

Film Detail

Add to research

Apostasy

  • slideshow_large

Synopsis

As devout Jehovah’s Witnesses, sisters Alex and Luisa and their mother, Ivanna, 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. Unless Ivanna and Alex can persuade her to return, they must shun her completely. This challenge becomes more painful when their family is faced with another heartbreaking test of faith.
Written and directed by Daniel Kokotajlo, a former Jehovah’s Witness, 'Apostasy' is a remarkable and authentic debut film, providing rare insight into the complex nature of faith, family, duty and love.
Official Selection BFI London Film Festival 2017 - First Feature Competition
http://www.facebook.com/apostasyfilm

Details

Year
2017
Type of film
Features
Running Time
96 mins
Director
Daniel Kokotajlo 1st Feature
Producer
Marcie MacLellan, Andrea Cornwell
Executive Producer
Christopher Moll, Steve Jenkins, Lizzie Francke, Jim Reeve, Christopher Granier-Deferre
Editor
Napoleon Stratogiannakis
Screenwriter
Daniel Kokotajlo
Director of Photography
Adam Scarth
Production Designer
John Ellis
Sound
Rerecording Mixer: Howard Bargroff; Sound Recordist: Dave Ratcliffe
Music
Matthew Wilcock
Principal Cast
Siobhan Finneran, Sacha Parkinson, Molly Wright, Robert Emms

Genre

Please let us know if we need to make any amendments to this Film entry mailing us directly at

Last updated 2nd October 2017

Production Company

Produced by Frank & Lively Productions and Saddleworth Films - Developed via iFeatures with the support of Birds Eye View, BFI, BBC Films, Creative England

Frank & Lively Productions
Marcie MacLellan
Top Floor Studio
119 Roman Road
London
E2 0QN
+44 (0)20 3627 6227
+44 (0)7788 791490
marcie@frankandlively.com

Saddleworth Films Ltd
Andrea Cornwell
14 Floral Street
London
WC2E 9DH
+44 (0)7885 037 556
andrea@andreacornwell.com

Sales
Company

Cornerstone Films
c/o We Work Moorgate
1 Fore Street
London
EC2Y 5EJ
+44 (0)20 3457 7257
office@cornerstonefilm.com
http://www.cornerstonefilm.com