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The Devout

  • Directed by Connor Gaston
  • British Columbia, 2015, 100 mins., English

There is something deeply sacred about one’s personal faith and religious beliefs. To have those shaken is not something to take lightly. The Devout follows a devout Christian school teacher living in a small town whose daughter is terminally ill. While on the edge of mortality, the daughter professes to have had a previous life. As frustration mounts over her illness, her father begins to investigate her claims, which leads to deep fractures in his family’s–and the community’s–foundational beliefs. The Devout was nominated for 14 British Columbia’s Film and Television Industry LEO awards and won 7, including best actor, actress and best picture.

Genres: Drama

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