Rent Apostasy (2017)

3.5 of 5 from 247 ratings
1h 30min
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Synopsis:
As devout Jehova's Witnesses, sisters Alex (Molly Wright) and Luisa (Sacha Parkinson) and their mother, Ivanna (Siobhan Finneran), are united in The Truth. 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. The challenge becomes more painful when their family is faced with another heartbreaking test of faith.
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Directors:
Daniel Kokotajlo
Writers:
Daniel Kokotajlo
Studio:
Curzon / Artificial Eye
Genres:
British Films, Children & Family, Drama
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
17/09/2018
Run Time:
90 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary with director and writer Daniel Kokotajlo and actress Sacha Parkinson
  • Interview with cast featurette
  • Deleted/alternate scenes
  • Above the scenes
BBFC:
Release Date:
17/09/2018
Run Time:
93 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary with director and writer Daniel Kokotajlo and actress Sacha Parkinson
  • Interview with cast
  • Deleted/alternate scenes
  • Above the scenes

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Reviews (6) of Apostasy

Urgent and potent - Apostasy review by JB

Spoiler Alert
19/10/2018

Perhaps because of my negative bias, I would've expected a film written and directed by a former Jehovah's witness to be angry. But this is a film which is an honest and empathetic look at the experience of being part of a little understood religion.

It's not perfect.. It does feel a bit contrived in places. Conversations between believers and non believers are very much done for the audience's benefit, as an explanation of the religion, rather than as naturalistic scenes. And the two significant plot points, together in one film, do threaten to take the movie into "issue of the week" TV film territory. But the strength of the performances, plus the effort the film goes to humanise every aspect of the religion, gives its an urgency and potency that is never less than gripping. And its authenticity is undeniable. I really liked it!

6 out of 7 members found this review helpful.

sensitive issue very well handled - Apostasy review by OP

Spoiler Alert
01/03/2019

This is a really good film, giving a rare insight into the JW movement. The acting is absolutely brilliant, and the whole endeavour has a really authentic feeling to it. The whole thing is totally gripping and at points excruciatingly difficult to watch- but so well worth it!

2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Where's Steve Evets? - Apostasy review by TR

Spoiler Alert
04/03/2019

Great film, understated acting, and an insight into JW. But where's the Heir Apparent of Kitchen Sink drama, Steve Evets? He's credited but doesn't appear!

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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