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Apostasy (2017)

TV-14 | | Drama | 27 July 2018 (UK)
A faithful Jehovah's Witness is forced to shun her own sister because of a religious transgression. As the separation draws out, she starts to question the meaning of God's love.

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Daniel Kokotajlo

Writer:

Daniel Kokotajlo (as Dan Kokotajlo)
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Credited cast:
Siobhan Finneran ... Ivanna
Sacha Parkinson ... Luisa
Robert Emms ... Steven
Bronwyn James ... Chloe
Steve Evets ... Brother Terry
Molly Wright ... Alex
Jessica Baglow ... Michelle
Claire Hackett Claire Hackett ... Deborah
James Quinn ... Elder Brian
James Puddephatt James Puddephatt ... Consultant
Aqib Khan ... Umar
Wasim Zakir Wasim Zakir ... Brother Jatin
Clare McGlinn ... Aunty Linda
Peter Slater Peter Slater ... Documentary film maker
Poppy Jhakra Poppy Jhakra ... Doctor
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A faithful Jehovah's Witness is forced to shun her own sister because of a religious transgression. As the separation draws out, she starts to question the meaning of God's love.

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Drama

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UK

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Urdu | English

Release Date:

27 July 2018 (UK) See more »

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Budget:

£500,000 (estimated)
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1.50 : 1
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Jehovah's Witnesses are not allowed to celebrate birthdays, hence there is no celebration in the film. See more »

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[last lines]
Ivanna: I'll save her.
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Referenced in Granada Reports: 20 July 2018: Evening Bulletin (2018) See more »

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All too real

Apostasy. Fictional yet all too real film about the jehovah's witnesses, as based on the memories of the writer / director who had himself been disfellowshipped from the religion. Brought back memories of how close my siblings and I had been brought up as witnesses like my mum's sisters and offspring. Fortunately dad insisted we were brought up Catholic........ and mum didn't fall under the Witnesses' spell, unlike my aunties (who were in the religion for many years before seeing the hypocrisy of it all for themselves). Also brought back memories of how people can be brainwashed by the 'elders' into banishing their family in the name of the 'truth'. A superbly acted and poignant 7 out of ten.


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