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Translation: El Occidental – 29th August 2018

El Occidental – 29th August 2018

Daniel Kokotaijlo arrives with Apostasy


European directors arrive in Guadalajara to present their latest feature films, as part of the “Europa Nuevas Tendencias” activities

The film will be screened at the FICG Cinematheque of the UdeG, THE WESTERN had the opportunity to chat with the English filmmaker Daniel Kokotajlo, who brings his feature film Apostasía.

Pleased of his visit: “I already had the opportunity to taste Mexican food, coffee, everything I liked, it’s the first time I’ve been here and I’m delighted”.

It is his first film: “Yes, it is the first film I make, I am happy to have achieved it, it gives me great satisfaction, because it was something that I lived and I can show people, I lived many things as a Jehovah’s Witness and given the opportunity to do what I like, cinema. ”
It was already presented: “I took it to the Toronto festival last year and also to San Sebastian, I want to take it around the world, at these festivals we went well with the criticisms, they were positive, the people who saw it liked my tape, I discovered that there is a lot of public for this type of topics and that made me feel incredible, that seems very interesting to me “.

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On the recording: “I made the film in twenty days, it was not a long process, I feel very good to have told my story, because I never agreed to live in that religion, I am no longer there, it was difficult especially for the part of the family, my mom for example, I do not think she likes this movie, but I’m very satisfied, when I saw the finished movie I liked it a lot. ”

The filmmaker has had great achievements: “I was selected twice in the project development program iFeatures, with ThePrefect in 2012 and now Apostasy in 2015, which is my first feature film, it’s something that surprised me a lot, but at the same time it was something that pushed me more than I expected and of course, we will continue making movies “.


United Kingdom, 2017, 96 ‘
Direction, Script: Daniel Kokotailo. Photography: Adam Scarth. Edition: Napoleon Stratgiannikas. Music: Matthew Wilcock. With: Siobhan Finneran, Molly Wright, Sacha Parkinson, Robert Emms. Producer: Marcie MacLellan, Andrea Cornwell. Distribution: Corner Stone Film. Classification: B-15.

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