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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Critic Reviews for Apostasy

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (3)

It is a quietly brilliant work that balances the conflicts of three women, and the trio of actresses playing them give stunning performances.

Aug 22, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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Blood proves thicker than (holy) water in writer-director Daniel Kokotajlo's debut Apostasy, one of the year's strongest British films.

Oct 9, 2017 | Full Review…

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

Oct 8, 2017 | Full Review…
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An interesting story that never finds its path, Apostasy is confused, long-winded and lacking any real direction.

Feb 11, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Treads through fraught territory with both authenticity and a no-holds-barred understanding of the complexities of the situation.

Sep 24, 2018 | Full Review…

The proselytising is measured not in rally cries but in quiet, introspective moments.

Aug 1, 2018 | Full Review…

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