Dir. Deborah Haywood
IN CINEMAS ACROSS THE UK
Director Haifaa Al-Mansour Wadjda recounts the love
affair between a young Mary Godwin (Elle Fanning)
and poet Percey Shelley (Douglas Booth), which was
the inspiration for her seminal novel Frankenstein.
Deborah Haywood’s award-winning debut centres
on a close-knit mother and daughter (Joanna Scanlan
and Lily Newmark) struggling with bullying in their new
town, who retreat into fantasy and lies.
Written and directed by Daniel Kokotajlo, a former
Jehovah’s Witness, Apostasy is a remarkable and
authentic debut film, providing rare insight into the
complex nature of faith, family, duty and love.