Mantaray Film

LEAVING JESUS (working title)

How can you be good without God? The participants attending the Journey Free retreat meet in a house in San Francisco. They have come here to try to escape their backgrounds in religious fundamentalism. Many feel that in leaving their spiritual communities they have lost their identity and no longer have a moral compass. Having abandoned the beliefs they once heldso strongly, they don’t now know how to relate to questions concerning life, death, heaven and hell.They struggle to findreconciliation with the past and to face a future in a world without God.


Director: Ellen Fiske
Cinematographer: Pia Lehto
Producer: Anna Weitz
Financiers & partners:The Swedish Film Institute,The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
Release: 2020/2021