- 1h 53min
- Directed by: Paul Schrader
- Cast: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric Kyles, Philip Ettinger
- UK release: 13 July 2018
Rev Toller (Hawke) is an ailing priest at a First Reformed Church in upstate New York, who becomes concerned about despairing parishioner Michael (Ettinger) and his wife Mary (Seyfriend). Schrader has a triumphant return to form in this searching and meticulous drama, with a career-best performance from Hawke.
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Reverend Ernst Toller is a solitary parish priest at a small church in upstate New York. It’s about to celebrate its 250th anniversary, but is now more of a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation. When a pregnant parishioner asks the Reverend to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, he is plunged into his tormented past and left questioning his future and where redemption might lie.
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First Reformed4 Jun 2018
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The screenwriter of Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, Paul Schrader, makes a triumphant return to form following notorious travesty The Canyons and a couple of ignominious Nic Cage vehicles. With First Reformed, which he writes and directs, he once again…
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