In Deptford CInema’s ‘Unseen in 2018’ strand, we bring to you the cream of the crop of those films released last year that we feel deserved a bigger audience. The chosen films come from a variety of filmmakers and genres, but all display a unique vision.
Writer-Director Daniel Kokotajlo’s intense debut film about a crisis of faith among three Manchester-based British Jehovah’s comes direct from personal experience: the director was once a member of the church himself. Stars Molly Wright, Sacha Parkinson and Siobhan Finneran give arresting performances as a pair of young daughters and their watchful single mother respectively, all of whom find their relationship rocked to the core when pregnancy, life-threatening illnesses and unforgiving church dictates cause doubts about their religion to start creeping in…
"Daniel Kokotajlo’s debut about life among a religious community in Oldham is authentic, sensitive and subtle but has a sledgehammer narrative punch” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, ★★★★☆
dir. Daniel Kokotajlo
£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)