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Apostasy
New Directors
Daniel Kokotajlo
Foto: Jorge Fuembuena
Daniel Kokotajlo
Foto: Jorge Fuembuena
Daniel Kokotajlo, Andrea Cornwell, Marcie MacLellan, James Quinn
Foto: Pablo Gómez
Daniel Kokotajlo, Andrea Cornwell, Marcie MacLellan, James Quinn
Foto: Montse Castillo
Daniel Kokotajlo
Foto: Montse Castillo
Daniel Kokotajlo
Foto: Gari Garaialde
Daniel Kokotajlo, Andrea Cornwell, Marcie MacLellan, James Quinn
Foto: Gari Garaialde

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 provides rare insight into the complex nature of faith, family, duty and love.

BIOGRAPHY

Coming from a background in fine arts, Daniel Kokotajlo is a self-taught director and writer. He is the only director to have been selected twice for the iFeatures development programme, with The Prefect in 2012 and Apostasy in 2015. Until now he has directed five feature films, screened at multiple festivals: The Mess Hall of an Online Warrior (2010), Myra (2011), Every Good Boy Does Fine (2012), Gummy Man Rage (2012) and Off Yer' Ead (2014). Apostasy is his first feature.

CAST & CREW
Director
Daniel Kokotajlo
Screenplay
Daniel Kokotajlo
Production
Frank & Lively Productions
Marcie MacLellan
Saddleworth Films Ltd
Andrea Cornwell
Photography
Adam Scarth
Edition
Napoleon Stratgiannakis
Music
Matthew Wilcock
Cast
Siobhan Finneran, Molly Wright, Sacha Parkinson, Robert Emms
Format
DCP FOLLOWING DCI
Sales
Cornerstone Films
12 Sunray Avenue
SE24 9PY
London
United Kingdom
Running Time
96 m.
Country
UK
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