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Apostasy (2017)

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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.

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All Critics (27) | Top Critics (2)

Blood proves thicker than (holy) water in writer-director Daniel Kokotajlo's debut Apostasy, one of the year's strongest British films.

October 9, 2017 | Full Review…

"Apostasy" is rare in its visceral and philosophical intensity.

October 8, 2017 | Full Review…
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The proselytising is measured not in rally cries but in quiet, introspective moments.

August 1, 2018 | Full Review…

A remarkable and authentic mediation on religion, belief, family and loss.

July 31, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's a potent story of individuals and it understands the fear any of us might feel if our place in a family or a community was threatened.

July 30, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

While undeniably slow and bleakly awkward, [Apostasy] is also as interesting as it is disturbing.

July 30, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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