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First Reformed

From legendary writer-director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver) comes this thrillingly fierce film that features an utterly mesmerizing performance from Ethan Hawke in the lead role.

Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary parish priest at a small church in upstate New York, which is on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Now more of a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, it has long been eclipsed by its nearby parent church, Abundant Life, with its state-of-the-art facilities. 

When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, Toller is plunged into his own tormented past and finds himself questioning his own future and where redemption might lie. With the pressure on him beginning to grow, he must do everything he can to stop events spiralling out of control.

Event Information

Running Time: 1hr 43mins

BBFC Advice: 15

Director(s): Paul Schrader

Country of Origin: USA

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