Directed by: Daniel Kokotajlo
Staring: Siobhan Finneran, Robert Emms & Sacha Parkinson
This film is drawn on the experiences of the director who grew up as a Jehovah’s Witness in Manchester. It tells the story of mother Ivanna and two daughters Alex and Luisa. They all appear to be devout Jehovah’s Witnesses. Tensions arise when Luisa fraternises with non members and becomes pregnant. She is “disfellowshipped” cutting her off from her family and the church. Meanwhile Alex becomes involved with the older Steven, an elder of the church who has moved to the area from London. The film examines the tensions that arise from the estrangement of Luisa, and from the refusal of Alex of the blood needed to help with her anaemia.